Re: Re: O’Hanlons Last Post
There is a need to improve the efficiency of infrastructure development in order to produce a globally competitive economy. This is explained by your argument. One which is driven by a desire to produce a successful economy. But for what reason? This is an important question, your post implies on numerous occasions that economic success drives development in general and is the solution to existing problems both social and economic. This is an outdated (but unfortunately) prevalent neo-liberalist attitude. It is no surprise then that you hold Canary Wharf in such high regard.
In terms of social development it is a disaster, exacerbating inequalities at all levels while it feeds the illusion that London’s economy is paramount and more worthy of investment than any other region in the UK. This is not an example to be held in such high regard.
A dynamic economy is important, but not at the expense of social and political development. This is what you have failed to understand.