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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 March 2016
Capitalists anxious about anger against inequality are urging reforms to assuage bitter workers.
Luggage magnate Tim Parker, the Tories' newly appointed head of the Post Office and National Trust, wants higher taxes! "A free-market system needs citizens to believe that the method of redistributing income is fair." He called for income tax on the super-rich of "roughly half".
Meanwhile, Labour's new business advisor, tech boss Anthony Watson, suggests a minimum wage of £35,000.
As the threat of political action against them grows, more and more capitalists argue for restraint. Better to toss us some scraps than risk a movement against the system itself.
The Socialist would welcome the above measures. But we fight for public ownership and democratic workers' control - or what the bosses grant today, they'll take tomorrow.
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In The Socialist 30 March 2016:
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We demand a real living wage
Teachers and school students march against forced academies
Academy chain axed in head's pay scandal
Disabled activists shame tory cutters
What we saw
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
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Kazakhstan: Treatment of political prisoners condemned
International news in brief
European Union referendum
Why socialists should vote to leave the EU
Vote against the EU - but no unity with Tories or UKIP
Socialist Party workplace news
Solidarity with junior doctors
NUT to ballot for action over academies
Museum workers strike to defend pay
Greenwich labour councillors given the red card
Lambeth: Librarians walk out over cuts and privatisation
Tube workers' strike shuts Piccadilly Line
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
'No forced academies' demonstrations
Swansea: Fascist thugs made to look pathetic
All you need is love - and a stall!
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Featured letter: 'Universal Jobmatch' con: 'Rabbit trail' of recurring, non-existent job ads
Enter Shikari review: A kaleidoscope of colour
Letter: Inadequate academies
Socialist Party feature
Fighting the great tax robbery: taxes and regulation or socialist nationalisation?
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