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David Grant responds to Shalom Lappin

This is, I think, the third piece written on the renewal of social democracy that Shalom Lappin has written. I have to say I’m no further forward in understanding what this advocacy of free-trade, trade unions and ‘preserving the integrity of the public sphere’ would amount to in practice and I’m not sure that this vision is a plausible take on either economic history or on any possible economic future. I may, of course, misunderstood—in which case could Mr Lappin or someone else elaborate or address the following queries?