George Walford: How Wrong Can You Get?
Fourth World Review, Issue No. 48, complains: “despite the fact that we have more colleges, schools, professors, students, textbooks, magazines and research workers devoted to the subject of economics than was ever possessed by any previous civilisation we have been unable to solve a single economic problem.” (pg. 3)
That sounds deliberately perverse; some of our worst difficulties arise precisely because we have solved economic problems. Our ability to wreck the environment, and to destroy ourselves in a nuclear holocaust, comes from possession of high technology, which needs an advanced economy to support it. We would not have a rate of population increase which may well prove insupportable without the ability to produce far more commodities than ever before.
In solving economic problems we have done only too well, with each solution creating a new and bigger problem. Now we need the ability to handle political and ideological problems; in that area we have hardly advanced beyond the Sumerians of 3,500 BC.
from Ideological Commentary 54, Winter 1991.
- PSI Circular Number Two (February 1979)
- PSI Circular Number One (January 1979)
- Joshua Feldman: Reconceptualising (systematic) Ideology in the Wake of Political Psychology
- George Walford and Ike Benjamin: The Sad Case of the SPGB
- Linda Sloane: Systematic Ideology and Identity / The Triangle of Society, Ideology and the Individual
- Their “Operation Utopia”
- George Orwell Letters to George Walford
- George Walford: The New Magic
- George Walford: Exploring Ideology
- George Walford: Sciences