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Blogpower Round-up No 4 - Advent Edition

Quote of the day

Link: Guardian Unlimited | Comment is free | Eat, drink and be miserable: the true cost of our addiction to shopping.

Commenting on Madeleine Bunting's sick Stalinist fantasy (linked article in the Guardian - where else?) of a "low consumption" society in which Government engages in "a massive propaganda exercise combined with a rationing system and a luxury tax", someone under the nom de plume "Tomahawk1" observes;

If only people in the real world were like the perfect ciphers who populate the dystopias of state socialism, Islamism and eco-fundamentalism.