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Deepak Tripathi

Writer / Thinker, Roehampton University London

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Outbreak of violence in British cities is yet another wake-up call. Time to return to welfare governance instead of war.

The West is engaged in hugely expensive foreign conflicts as part of the "war on terror." All sorts of reasons are given for the economic collapse, but war as a factor does not receive sufficient attention in the economic debate. Governments are spending colossal amounts of money on war, and making brutal cuts in social and welfare programs.

The outbreak of violence in British cities is yet another wake-up call. It is time to return to welfare governance.

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  • Sep 1 2011: While I agree with your sentiments regarding too much being spent on war, I think there were a lot of holigans looking for reasons to "smash and grab." The lure of free stuff seems to have ensnared some of those from outside the hooligans, in a mob frenzy.

    I see high unemployment as more of a wake-up call than these freak events.

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