Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Janan Ganesh in the Financial Times, the topic is the puzzling indifference to the intentions of the new UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, but it leads to a broader point about the triviality of current political discourse compared to the stakes --

For these reasons, and his chance to redirect economic policy, the appointment of Mr Hammond is an Event. That it earned less attention than Boris Johnson’s move to a husk of a foreign office, with all the gaiety of nations it supposedly augurs, makes sense only in a culture where adults play Pok√©mon Go and size up the new Ghostbusters against the originals.

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