The bikes of self-reliance (The Fortnightly Review).

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Yes, I know that’s Thomas Hardy, not Norman Tebbit…

That attitude, however, of not sitting on your arse expecting the state to pay for you or even set you up with a job, is infra dig with the current crop of socialist luvvies. That’s why they’re upset at the results of a recent IPSOS MORI poll which show that a good percentage of “Generation Y” (the under-24s) have the same bootstrap attitude and reject the idea that the state should be spending more on welfare. As Paul Mason of the BBC says, “the survival strategy of the young seems to be – work at all costs, for low wages or even at no wages”. Said with a disparaging air, of course.

Source: The Fortnightly Review.

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