social democracy today

The recent local government reforms means that we will have less representatives in local government. Local democracy is being gutted. Increasingly democracy is being by-passed. Power is moving into the hands of the experts. Our freedom is under attack.
After World War 2 both the left and the right supported the mixed economy. Things were not perfect but the era of social democracy or the social market was better than the free market fundamentalism we are living in today. The post war era gave the world greater liberty and social justice.
Can we recreate this post war agreement? I believe that if we don’t protect individual liberty we are sleep walking into a police state.
As Israel and Palestine have begun talks I hope that the talks will lead us towards a 2 state solution. Freedom for Palestine and security of Israel will be achieved by a 2 state solution.
Recent developments in Egypt are dangerous. I hope that it will not lead the country into a civil war. Turkey is still in crisis. I hope the people will be achieve victory against the government. We don’t want Turkey go the way of Iran.
Minister Sean Sherlock has been given responsibility for the social economy by the government. The social economy serves the people. Social economy businesses is about developing services to people, it is not about making profits. Meals on wheels is an example of the social economy in action. The social Economy will create jobs as well.
John O Brien.

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Author: irishfabian

I am a member of the Irish Labour Party in Cork East.

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