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Same circus if a few different, reshuffled clowns

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 4:31pm in

The brightest clown of the lot, who is, after the reshuffle, now to be in charge of housing, had some all too honest words to say on Mrs Thatcher in 1987 (27 seconds): Remarkable frankness – and a frankness which he has learnt to keep under wraps since – especially as he is now in... Read more

One way of telling them…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 14/09/2021 - 6:41pm in

This is Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez at that hang-out of the wealthy, the recent New York Gala Fashion Show:... Read more

What about the workers?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 13/09/2021 - 8:58am in

The fact that the HMRC thinks that the recent, proposed National Insurance rises could lead to the breakdown of struggling families means at least that somebody is thinking of them, even if, remarkably, it is only the UK’s tax authority. (Government seem to have ceased to take either workers or struggling families into account.) I... Read more

Beware of abstract nouns!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/09/2021 - 6:11am in

I like the ‘Stumbling and Mumbling’ blog and its author, Chris Dillow has pointed out how, what he calls the politics of abstraction is so undermining.. Personally I’d prefer to call these problems abstract nouns. But they are broadly the same… Thus we had the war on terror – when the only war was actually... Read more

‘Mere’ competition to Aldi and Lidl?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/09/2021 - 5:06am in

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Food, Society

I am late to this – I confess I did not realise they had already opened – but MERE is a Russian discounter and the Grocer has interesting details. (Open the link in private mode if it doesn’t work initially). This is no frills with a vengeance and described as “amazing value for money”. The... Read more

The Collapse Of Complex Societies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 3:01pm in

All the signs are present that the empire is far more vulnerable than we think.

So is our societal decline preordained or will we be the first civilisation to cheat the inevitable?

The post The Collapse Of Complex Societies appeared first on Renegade Inc.

The Collapse Of Complex Societies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 3:01pm in

All the signs are present that the empire is far more vulnerable than we think.

So is our societal decline preordained or will we be the first civilisation to cheat the inevitable?

The post The Collapse Of Complex Societies appeared first on Renegade Inc.

Traditional lefty economists….

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 8:22am in

I think that the desire for safe assets should be a factor influencing any fiscal rule.. So says Simon Wren Lewis. To me (but possibly not him) those basic safe assets are a proper functioning state with the rule of law, resources to do things, food to produce to feed everyone and probably some earth... Read more

Coffee prices…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/09/2021 - 8:42am in

I did enjoy this. While the British will still generally apologise to the door they bump in to, the French are, I suggest often prone to peremtoriness – so this, from a bar in Normandy much appeals: That is a tariff I think I’d be quite happy with, thank you very much – or even... Read more

Northern entitlement…

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/09/2021 - 8:00am in

I just cannot believe that Shapps is tweeting this… ‘Re-purposed’ Northern Rail carriages seem to be fine for the North – I’m wondering would they be equally good as a classroom in Surrey? Or even perhaps, his own constituency of Welwyn and Hatfield? Maybe we could begin to realise that the fact that we have... Read more

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