Monthly Archives: January 2017

Democracy is coming to the U.S.A…

“It’s coming from the silence /on the dock of the bay, from the brave, the bold, the battered/heart of Chevrolet: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.” A few lines from Leonard Cohen’s song “Democracy” as a kind of answer to … Continue reading

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Post Capitalism – A Guide to the Future

I’ve finished a book, a few months ago now,   by the financial journalist Paul Mason, called Post Capitalism: A Guide to Our Future. If this kind of thing interests you I would thoroughly recommend it. As a starter you … Continue reading

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Thought for the day…. [inauguration day of Donald J Trump]

“Even the president of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked.” It’s a good day, I think, to remember these words from Mr Dylan. Should you wish to listen to them in the full glory of the original … Continue reading

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The Hidden Strengths of Unloved Concrete

Well concrete may not seem like much of a subject, but Tim Harford, who normally writes for the Financial Times and hosts the excellent weekly BBC radio programme, More or Less, has a good touch with such unpromising material. It … Continue reading

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Basic Income – The Finnish Experiment

Basic income – an important idea, recommended in particular by Paul Mason. This Finnish experiment will be well worth watching Will Finland’s basic income trial help the jobless? – BBC News Two thousand jobless Finns are being given a basic … Continue reading

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