Post-1991 capitalist euphoria over the demise of the Soviet Union encouraged the perception that the private enterprise system had triumphed historically over socialist alternatives, heralding a new dawn for neoliberalism.
Bob Crow's description of the train operating companies taking legal action against the government as like lottery losers demanding the price of their ticket back sums up the madness of rail privatisation.
Is Dr Michael Dixon merely a useful idiot? Setting aside his affection for ridiculous bow ties, as evidenced from his biography as chair of the NHS Alliance, he has been among those promoting the model of GP-based commissioning in our health service.
Vince Cable is correct to dismiss the reduction of Britain's credit rating by Moody's as "largely symbolic," which invites the question why he didn't speak out earlier against George Osborne's fetishisation of AAA.
How politically independent is the "independent think tank" Reform, which claims that profit-driven private companies are better at running prisons than the public sector and that all jails should face privatisation?
Plaid Cymru housing spokesman Rhodri Glyn Thomas's call for action over the housing crisis in Wales, exemplified by the phenomenon of about 26,000 empty homes, may seem a problem peculiar to that country.
Employment Minister Mark Hoban regards it as "ridiculous" to call being made to work unpaid on pain of losing state benefit "forced labour" and opposes the suggestion that victimised claimants should have their benefits reinstated.
The unusual sight of a Tory MP's byline in the Morning Star - on the eve of a GMB protest targeting Amazon - shows the breadth of support for a crackdown on the tax cheats who are robbing the public purse of billions.