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I'm still reeling from a phrase someone used in an email to me in 1999: 'economic discrimination.'

We're at least aware of racism, sexism, and the rest. But the cultural values of the West are currently founded on 'economic discrimination' - just as they used to be founded on slavery, genocide, etc.

And we need to attack it with a stronger and more memorable message than 'It's wrong, and people shouldn't do it.'

But getting from here to a place where discriminating for or against individuals on the basis of their financial assets is seen as equivalent to any other ism is going to be a long, long road.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jun 29th, 2013 at 06:29:07 AM EST
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