James Bloodworth's Hired sounds like something to read:
This snapshot of modern Britain seen through the eyes of both migrant and British workers implicitly draws threads of commonality between them. We are left in no doubt that they are both screwed. Unlike many left-wing commentators, he does not see the people left behind by deindustrialisation and neoliberalism simply as racists who are looking for a scapegoat. Rather, he points out the very material reasons why there has been a simmering resentment for many years, that culminated so explosively in voters’ decision to leave the EU. He mentions things like the shutdown of mines and steelworks, the lack of infrastructure like transport and social spaces, the emergence of new jobs that had no pride or dignity attached to them. That all this happened at a time when borders were opened to more countries makes it easy to see why the migrant issue was conflated with a more general disenfranchisement.
But, hey: Britain can help you get away with stealing millions: a five-step guide. Hand in glove, hand in glove, I tell you. But amidst the hopelessness, remember that the world already produces more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the planet. Because "hunger is not a food production problem. It is an income problem."
Sacred facts is about Hans Rsoling's book that I got the impression we were not supposed to like. I should perhaps give it a second chance?
And, finally: 'Popular' High Schoolers Aren't That Special. I finally feel better.