‘Business Business Business’ is the endless chant from the Nat’s business will be our savour, all business is good of-course. Bad businesses, well they will go out of business, generally because they cant compete or are poorly managed, but mostly not before they have stolen all your savings, which in the case of a good bad business you will never have any chance of recovering.
Businesses needs to be competitive they chant, and competition we are told by the Nat’s and Labour, will be our savour, free trade agreements, globalization, the end result will be cheaper products for you the consumer. It would be helpful to have a job tho wouldn’t it, so you the consumer can consume some of these great new cheaper products, products that will make your life so fuckin easy you won’t need to work any more.
So go on say it, “competition is good, business is good”, say it while you are picking through the rubbish for aluminum cans, say it while you’re sitting on your couch wondering how you will afford the rent this week, say it while you are standing in the dole queue about to be humiliated by one of Bennett’s henchmen, say it while you are hosing cow shit or flipping buggers.
Business&Competition will be our savour, and our salvation is just around the corner, ‘free beer tomorrow’ the sign above the bar says and it has been hanging behind the bar for the last 50 years.