14 March 2007

"The Trap": an afterthought

Who ever thought I'd be defending modern economics from attack by someone who sounds like they disapprove of "technocracy"? But I think Adam Curtis is using this concept in a rather slanted way. I will try to write something about this in due course.

2 comments:

james higham said...

...who sounds like they disapprove...

Fabian, concord is needed here. 3rd person singular verb must have 3rd person singular subject, i.e. he, she or a combination.

This lazy modern tendency to 'they' in all contexts grates.

Richard Carey said...

James,

I disagree. Are you sure that "they" meaning "he or she" unspecified is lazy and / or modern?

I think it's useful, and certainly better than saying "he or she".