1) “(We) will create an enterprise environment that gives active support to those who wish to start their own business… give final year university students and graduates the chance to meet successful young business owners. We will ensure that innovative businesses can access the finance they need to grow… so that everyone has the skills to prosper in the jobs which these new industries will create.”
2) “To create a new generation of small businesses, (we) will help move people into self-employment. We will build a network of business mentors and offer substantial loans to would-be entrepreneurs, supporting self-employment and franchising as a route back into work… We understand that enterprise will generate a sustainable recovery…”
Those two quotes are from (allegedly opposing) UK political party websites. I’m too lazy to do any more homework than that but I guarantee if I spent another half hour on it, I could post quotes from the US democratic and republican parties (also allegedly opposed) that express the very same attitudes as the two quotes above. Is this eight-thousand year old rubbish the only economic ‘theory’ we have left now? Have we successfully suppressed our intelligence to such an extent that we think “mentoring” and “loans” are innovative, original, fresh or even constructive ideas? What will it take to break us of these primitive superstitions?