I don't believe

Personally I’m a big fan of the Santa Clause myth. At an early age it’s hard to imagine that your parents can be wrong let alone intentionally mislead you. Learning the fact that Santa Clause doesn’t exist is an important part of developing an awareness that authority figures lie and their lies are almost always self serving.

The loss of Santa Clause is important because it destroys magical thinking. You may find it cute that when your child wishes upon a star, but you don’t want them to be vulnerable to manipulation.

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Author's profile picture Eva Lacy on Politics Comments

Power attracts the already corrupt

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I’m not an expert in economics, I’ve been trying to understand the situation as much as I can in terms of things that I already know.

I watched a documentary on Enron, a company that had a culture of risk taking, that promoted those who were driven to make money, thus who had the hunger for more power, those who knew how to play the game.

What I took away from that film is that the problem isn’t an economic system, it’s a culture that gives power to those who desire power

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Author's profile picture Eva Lacy on Politics Comments

Occupy your country

It’s shocking when you consider how little protest there was when the government put us in so much debt that the IMF would inevitably be called in. It’s scary that I live in a country where according to the official figures 3 in 20 of us are unemployed and yet there are only 40 tents at Occupy Dame Street and 2000 come out to march

Stand around the camp site and very quickly you will find out why, regularly people will come up to you and commend you on your protest but ask “you don’t think it’s actually going to make a difference though do you?”.

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Author's profile picture Eva Lacy on Politics Comments

Show me the data

Without the facts and figures it’s impossible for governments to make decisions, like who to tax and at what rate. For example, if there is a mandate for the government to tax the wealthy at a higher rate the government have to respond to that mandate by either taxing the wealthy or by expalining why that wouldn’t deliver what people are looking for, quality of life.

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