I'm delighted to share, word for word, a text message from a very good friend - a German - who is currently working in a local school:
'Quotes from the English teacher: "Take out the work you done last week" and "where is Justin and Colin?" :) '
Monday, December 1, 2008
I don't intend to spend, spend, spend my way to financial security. I'm no economist but I do know that anything you don't need is not a bargain at any price. Here are things we DO need, in no particular order, that might have benefited from the injection of some billions of pounds:
- fixing crumbling schools and restoring free milk for primary kids;
- revitalising our bloated and bureaucratic health service;
- a proper re-nationalised public transport and utilities infrastructure;
- an end to fuel poverty;
- proper equipment so that if we have to fight wars we don't want, at least we have the tools to do it;
- £400 million into each of the above; or
- £33 for every citizen. It would end up in the banks or in the shops anyway AND it would keep circulating.