Nothing we didn’t know already, but a decent read nonetheless…
At a time of diminishing employment opportunities, there’s a sector of the British economy that continues to expand. For the right type of applicant, it often offers above-average remuneration with attractive perks, notably an assumption of moral superiority.
You won’t find it listed in the "sits vac" columns, as such. That’s because this booming business embraces many organisations, across a range of activities: charities, social work, local and national politics, even journalism.
It is the Guilt Industry. No, not the gilt industry (though that too is flourishing, thanks to the Government’s borrowing binge). The Guilt Industry is completely different; it provides a living for those with an eagerness to demonise fellow citizens who spurn "progressive" values.
The Guilt Industry’s target market is largely, but not exclusively, Britain’s middle classes, those to whom Benedict Brogan referred to in his column yesterday as "pilloried, taxed, stripped of their privileges, bound by red tape and lined up for fiscal execution".
If you have a private-sector job, pay your bills, service your mortgage, invest in your property, commit no crime, save for old age (and that of your parents) and seek the best education for your children, then you have probably experienced an onslaught from the Guilt Industry’s sales force.
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So very, very true…