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.


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...


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".