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The Establishment by Owen   Jones
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it was amazing
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Detailed, focussed and clear. To take on the might of the power of the British state, argue against the mainstream media narrative and challenge the rich corporates is not mean task. Owen has very successfully managed to remove the wood from the chaff by clearly outlining the simple strategy of the Establishment. Rules are the same but the implementation is different. The new feudal class are the owners of the mega giant corporates who openly avoid paying taxes abetted by huge accountancy corporations which operate like double agents. These accountancy corps not only help define tax laws but at the same time device mechanisms for their clients in order to bypass the same laws.
Owns also destroys the image of 'free economy' as the government dishes out contracts and financial incentives to corporations which gives them an unfair advantage over smaller competitors.
No wonder no one seems inclined to vote anymore and openly distrust the politicians. Owen is absolutely correct, change must happen from the powerless as the powerful will keep on maintaining the status as it is to their advantage.
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March 2, 2015 – Started Reading
March 2, 2015 – Shelved
March 2, 2015 – Shelved as: british
March 7, 2015 – Finished Reading

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