Category Archives: Economics

The Quality of Air Quality

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Once upon a time London was renowned for it’s “pea-soupers”. Pea soup, or a pea souper, also known as a black fog, killer fog or smog is a very thick and often yellowish, greenish, or blackish fog caused by air … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Charlies

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The surreal state of the Brexit negotiations via the medium of the mainstream media becomes more mind boggling by the day. Compared to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership the Brexit negotiations are pure custard pie slapstick. Transatlantic Trade and … Continue reading

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Brexit: Having Their Cake While Eating Yours

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I wasn’t surprised by the Brexit referendum result. I was suspicious. Brexit is the popular term for the prospective withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). In a referendum on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the … Continue reading

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Wakey Wakey

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Back in the day, Banality Broadcasting tortured the Nation with Billy Cotton’s cry of “Wakey Wakey” on Soporific Sundays. For several decades Billy Cotton was a household name in Britain, as a band leader, radio and TV presenter. But there … Continue reading

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Brexit: The Great Game

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Back in the day, when the United Kingdom joined the Common Market, the media pumped out propaganda whilst avoiding detailed data and coherent comment like the plague. In those distant days the Balance of Payments made headlines and the Government’s … Continue reading

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1969: Days of Peace & Music and War & Death

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The tumultuous history of the 1960s is set against a backdrop of the escalating Vietnam War and Cold War tensions. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and known in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America … Continue reading

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John Bull’s Balls [and Chains]

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In 1965 a callow youth left a grey Britain on a 24hrs-with-stops adventure “across the British Empire” aboard a Bristol Britannia turboprop airliner that cruised at a stately 357 miles per hour. In those days propeller powered airliners provided [relatively] … Continue reading

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Richard North: Unmitigated Dross

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Throughout my adult lifetime there has been a Propaganda War raging in the United Kingdom over British involvement in the European Economic Community and it’s subsequent stealthy evolution into the European Community which then morphed into the undemocratic and dysfunctional … Continue reading

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Mark Blyth: Global Trumpism

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In a very straight talking interview Mark Blyth defines Global Trumpism as a “revolt against technocracy” and a “revolt against governance by unrepresented, unelected, undemocratic elites”. Well here is the thing. My side is very pro European, but I am … Continue reading

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Mark Blyth: Austerity

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I unimpressed by Economists who call a spade: A consumer durable that’s frequently deemed a minor capital investment because it significantly reduces labour costs by improving the efficiency of the human resources deployed to excavate, infill or move many forms … Continue reading

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Brian Gerrish: The Killing Regime

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If you feel that you are living in the midst of a Controlled Demolition of your nation then you might find the following talk by Brian Gerrish very interesting. One of the more disturbing aspects of the presentation is … Continue reading

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John Laughland: The Sovereign State

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John Laughland [amongst many other things] provides numerous insights into the slow [and systematic] subversion of the Sovereign State since the Second World War. John Laughland (born 6 September 1963) is a British eurosceptic conservative academic and author who writes … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking: Could…

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Back in the days of drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll I visited a locum dentist on a sunny August morning when I had a a loose filling. I’m not sure quiet which planet this locum dentist was from but … Continue reading

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Climate Change Obsession Syndrome

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The burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower is a tragic testament to Failed Governance. This particular example of Failed Governance dates back to the early 1970s when vast swathes of London’s housing stock were ruthlessly demolished so they could be replaced … Continue reading

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Sick Government

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Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have sick Health Care Systems. In the United Kingdom they are trying to cure their Health Care System by emulating the United States with it’s “market-based healthcare system”. In 2009 the Tory MP … Continue reading

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Dense Fog in Brussels – EU Detached From Reality

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Pass the popcorn. Germany, France & Italy call for UK to pay multibillion-euro Brexit ‘divorce bill’ – – 26 Feb 2017 A number of EU states, including Germany, Italy, France and the Czech Republic have expressed their approval for … Continue reading

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35 Rattles and 1 Dummy

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In the weird and wacky world of American politics the Obama administration is [amongst other things] expelling 35 Russian diplomats over “election hacking allegations (that as yet have not been supported by any actual evidence)”. As promised (or threatened), the … Continue reading

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Myths of the Cherokee: Sacred Numbers

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The Religious Instruction I received back in the days of black and white television didn’t explicitly encompass Sacred Numbers. The Indian has always four as the principal sacred number, with usually another only slightly subordinated. The two sacred numbers of … Continue reading

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Political Economy – William Bradford

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William Bradford was an English Separatist who became the second Governor of the Plymouth Colony in 1621. William Bradford (c.1590 – May 9, 1657) was an English Separatist originally from the West Riding of Yorkshire, who later moved to Leiden … Continue reading

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It’s Good News Week

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The ever eloquent Lionel Nation provides an effervescent eulogy for the Double-Down Deplorable Deadbeats that prolifically pump plebeian pulp-fiction propaganda. In an desperate death-throw of the dice the Double-Down Deplorable Deadbeats are actively promoting Fake News Filters to protect their … Continue reading

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