Micheal Cobley

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The 5 Unjust Beliefs

Happened across  this quote from a book called INJUSTICE by Danny Dorling:

“The five tenets of injustice are that: elitism is efficient, exclusion is necessary, prejudice is natural, greed is good and despair is inevitable. Because of widespread and growing opposition to the five key unjust beliefs, including the belief that so many should now be ‘losers’, most of those advocating injustice are careful with their words. And those who believe in these tenets are the majority in power across almost all rich countries. Although many of those who are powerful may want to make the conditions of life a little less painful for others, they do not believe that there is a cure for modern social ills, or even that a few inequalities can be much alleviated. Rather, they believe that just a few children are sufficiently able to be fully educated and only a few of those are then able to govern; the rest must be led. They believe that the poor will always be with us no matter how rich we are. They have also come to believe that most others are naturally, perhaps genetically, inferior to them. And many of this small group believe that their friends’ and their own greed is helping the rest of humanity as much as humanity can be helped; they are convinced that to argue against such a counsel of despair is foolhardy. It is their beliefs that uphold injustice.”
Danny Dorling, Injustice, Policy Press, 2010, pp. 1-2

 

Wish I could afford the book – pricey hardcover, ya see!

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One Comment so far, please feel free...

  1. Michael Says:

    June 16th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Excellent website, too:
    http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac......graphy.pdf

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