“Unabashed free market capitalist” Jeff Norton’s riposte to Muchamore’s sledging of lefties:
The Cherub author lashed out against ‘lefties’ with a childishly selfish half-argument against people whining about wanting to help people they’ve never met. In his rant, Muchamore shows his nasty nature, an ‘I’m all right Jack’ selective ignorance, willingly blind to the families that can’t afford books (even if they are inexpensive) or worse have a family or neighbourhood bias against reading books – a ‘you think you’re so smart’ anti-effort mentality. I’ve spoken to kids in rough schools who’ve shared that they’d get beaten up for reading books in front of their ‘friends’. Good schools and accessible libraries matter – they are some of the first stepping-stones on the path to productive adulthood.
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