Forget terror, fear capital

Hay festival 2008: Fact: capitalism is destroying the world. Question: what the hell are we going to do about it?

You can tell by the cut of their Wellington boots that the average punter at Hay has a share or two. No one is flashy, or swaggering under the heavy burden of accumulated wealth and lack of responsibility; but few here are complaining about the exaggerated prices of the various refreshments on offer. Had it not been for the Guardian tab, I would probably have been forced to collect my drinking water from the sky, which was in a generous mood.

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