quite the thread attacking the Common Agricultural Policy here
Hmmmprobably going to be hard to find fault with his reasoning there
It's called blue sky thinking I think..Hmmm
I don't trust Monbiot. AFAICS he's a polemicist, and isn't really arsed forming a deep understanding of either the science or the politics of whatever he's ranting about - as one of the comments in the thread says, he's comparing the CAP to an imaginary perfect farming policy, not to, for example, other real-world farming policies that have been better for the environment.
You could make the argument, but I very much doubt it's true - pretty much any large system gets more complex as it evolves, so the opaque incomprehensibility of their processes doesn't need deliberate intent to explain itYou could probably make the argument that the EU process is completely opaque and incomprehensible by design, so people are less likely to criticize it and it can be defended with large walls of words
I don't know. It's a bit like academic writing: sometimes things are difficult because they are complex and other times things are kept difficult as a defense mechanism. I'm certainly not informed enough about the CAP.You could make the argument, but I very much doubt it's true - pretty much any large system gets more complex as it evolves, so the opaque incomprehensibility of their processes doesn't need deliberate intent to explain it
Sometimes things are difficult because they are complex.
What you could have said was:
Anyway, i've read enough academic writing in areas i'm familiar with (i.e. not brain science) and have known enough academics in my time to know that
(not all) ---->>>>> some <<<<<---- (not all)
It's kind of an unprovable point either way, but that's exactly why it's easy to hide behind hard-to-decipher texts. The problem being that that you have to actually read and understand the text in the first place in order to find out if they're doing it or not so they always win.
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