The free market
doesn't 'deliver the goods' for most of the world's people. It delivers
a lot of goods for a few, a fairly decent standard of living for
a larger number, and much, much less for the majority. The free
market isn't just the stockbrokers on Bay Street making several
hundred thousand year, it's also the cleaners in those same building
making $7 an hour.
Interview - ‘Free markets’
We see the U.S. and its allies launching themselves into an unnecessary but potentially calamitous war, all the while believing they remain in control of events and that everything will turn out just as they planned. Those who will pay the cost will be those who had nothing to do with starting the war. Ordinary Iraqi working people, who have already suffered for years under an exceptionally brutal dictatorship, will face death and maiming, the loss of loved ones and of homes and possessions.
War in the Gulf
Many good ideas have been shipwrecked because people insisted that they were universally applicable, failing to distinguish between situations to which they applied and ones to which they didn't.
This is a government which prides itself on "making unpopular decisions," on never compromising, on never changing course. The man in charge is as determined as the captain of the Titanic, disdainfully brushing off ridiculous warnings of icebergs and giving orders to push on, full steam ahead.
Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks