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alibey1917
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:57:50 AM

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"Such [social housing] projects, he argued, ‘continue to be useful: a potential index of ideas, successful or failed, tired, untried or broken on the wheel of the market or the state."

What does "on the wheel" mean in this context?

The source: Stephen Graham's Vertical
lazarius
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:23:42 AM

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alibey1917 wrote:
What does "on the wheel" mean in this context?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_wheel

HTH

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towan52
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:17:41 AM

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alibey1917 wrote:
"Such [social housing] projects, he argued, ‘continue to be useful: a potential index of ideas, successful or failed, tired, untried or broken on the wheel of the market or the state."

What does "on the wheel" mean in this context?

The source: Stephen Graham's Vertical


It's what I tend to refer to as "Corporate Crapspeak". The use of abstruse terms to convey a straightforward idea (hoping to impress readers with your perspicacity):

"... a potential index of ideas, successful or failed, tried, untried or broken by implementation."


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thar
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:54:17 AM

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It comes from a form of torture = being 'broken on the wheel'

Quote:
The breaking wheel or execution wheel, also known as the Catherine wheel or simply the Wheel, was a torture method used for public execution primarily in Europe from antiquity through Middle Ages into the early modern period by breaking a criminal's bones and/or bludgeoning them to death.





It really doesn't apply very well to how social housing survives government policy!
lazarius
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:58:13 AM

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towan52 wrote:
... a potential index of ideas, successful or failed, tried, untried or broken by implementation.

Here's the original:

https://books.google.com/books?id=-uRyplgRlqkC&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=tried

Quote:
This book is written in the conviction that the left Modernisms of the 20th century continue to be useful: a potential index of ideas, successful or failed, tried, untried or broken on the wheel of the market or the state.

And being broken by implementation is something totally different to the import of the original text.

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towan52
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:24:17 PM

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lazarius wrote:
towan52 wrote:
... a potential index of ideas, successful or failed, tried, untried or broken by implementation.

Here's the original:

https://books.google.com/books?id=-uRyplgRlqkC&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=tried

Quote:
This book is written in the conviction that the left Modernisms of the 20th century continue to be useful: a potential index of ideas, successful or failed, tried, untried or broken on the wheel of the market or the state.

And being broken by implementation is something totally different to the import of the original text.

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You're entirely entitled to your opinion.

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alibey1917
Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:39:52 AM

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