because uk needs to keep up appearances...prestige is everything for a nation states government....and it can have empirical consequences as well
if the beijing olympics were a complete sham there would have been less investment into china.
it doesnt matter to the uk about whether it damages british lives or not
btw i agree on some of your views, and there needs to better taxation system so people are taxed appropriately and so there is better income distribution (which is empirically linked to a happier population overall)
people also deserve better education opp's
but a substantial amount of those 30% in poverty- are lazy good for nothing faggots who come from families known for not being employed for god knows how long. theres a substantial amount of brits right know content not to do anything productive, who want everything but dont want to work for it, and have a crisis of honour and morality (i.e. the mindless fags who participated in the UK riots for no reason apart form wanting new Nike's or Xbox 360- only a minority were rioting for political reasosn)
also the better the infrasturucte: roads, the faster the trains and so forth, then the ^in people getting to work on time = ^ in productivity and profit for corps who often then employ more people.
the faster and reliable transport the easier and &^ goods arriving on time.
this is how a capitalist society functions. (and im not portrayng corporations as honourable entitities)
Last edited by Shadow Demon; 06-29-2012 at 07:32 PM.