Tag Archives: ‘common’ sense

Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by … Continue reading

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Why governments need to be bigger

It is, quite simply, a question of numbers. There are more people now. QED. Oh: you want more? More people means more resources required to satisfy the problems that the increased population creates. Each person in government represents a certain … Continue reading

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Nobody is born a racist

Originally posted on Robby Robin's Journey:
[Disclaimer: I am convalescing from having shoulder replacement surgery last week, and so have little to do but take pain pills, lie around, and think about the state of the world. Thanks to…

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Money, money, money: must be funny

What happens after the coronavirus threat has passed? The government has decided — on our behalf, in theory — to implement a measure that threatens to plunge us back into a period of ‘austerity’ to recoup the losses we’ve incurred … Continue reading

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Seeing the real world, revisited

With a hat tip to Fandango’s Friday Flashback, here we are, albeit a day late, with a post of mine from eight years ago today. There’s nothing special about ‘eight years’; it’s simply that, of all the fourth of April … Continue reading

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Which virus is worse?

I’ve been looking for a way to write about the coronavirus situation… but without writing about it. Everyone and his dog is on the former bandwagon at the moment, and the last thing I want to do is to add … Continue reading

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Why no-one talks about the Wayback Machine any more

A tribute to the amazing Wayback Machine for years of unfailing service. Continue reading

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MODERNISING MONEY

Originally posted on MODERN TIMES IN MUDSHIRES:
Money creation should only be used in the public interest ? The same banks that caused the financial crisis currently have the power to create 97% of the UK’s money. They’ve used this…

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Skeptics: Stop Calling Deniers “Skeptics”

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
As climate denial goes the way of snake oil and table tipping, real Skeptics would like the media to please stop sullying their good name. Skeptical Inquirer: Prominent scientists, science communicators,…

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Capitalism vs The Climate

I believe myself to be a realist. I have no doubt that many who know me would scoff at this, having long ago slotted me firmly in the ‘pessimist’ pigeonhole. Nevertheless, my weeks of late seem to be full of … Continue reading

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