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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The C.R.A.P. Institute

The incomparable Mark Steel has a wonderfully funny piece on the aggressively pro-big business 'Adam Smith Institute' in today's Independent.

They're still around, and their current campaign is that the railways haven't been privatised enough. How do you argue that one? Will they try to confuse people by giving out leaflets at stations saying: "Our trains are a national disgrace. They're still too punctual, too spacious, and there aren't nearly enough crashes."

As Steel points out, the ASI, with their championing of the interests of big monopolisitic combines, over small businesses, owe very little to the ideas of the man whose name they have appropriated. I suggest that the group renames itself 'Corporate Rape And Plunder Institute' or 'CRAPI' for short.
Any other suggestions?

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