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“Writers and Leviathan” from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Electoralism, Means and Ends, Policy, Politics, Progressive Politics, Socialism, Writing

The lowering of wages and raising of working hours are felt to be inherently anti-Socialist measures, and must therefore be dismissed in advance, whatever the economic situation may be. To suggest that they may be unavoidable is merely to risk being plastered with those labels that we are all terrified of. It is far safer to evade the issue and pretend that we can put everything right by redistributing the existing national income.

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