Family: has it always been a malleable construct serving the needs of business?

This isn’t what the Monobio is on about at all: he is attempting the usual lefty debunk job on the far right’s beloved family and its associated family values; but the intriguing idea that the family has always been a flexible construct sort of leaks out from his reported data. It’s to Monbiot’s credit that I am able to extract this notion from his piece – he is a scrupulous researcher and writer who shares his sources. He is much less annoying now he isn’t writing, so much, those ‘global warming created by Monsanto doom’ epics. He is about the only thing in the Manchester Guardian to have improved in the last 5 years, probably due to his lack of 3/4 length trousers and an interest in the semiotics of social media. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/14/family-life-best-for-1000-years

~• posted from WordPress for Android: please excuse any ‘smart’ phone typos •~

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