Category Archives: Don’t understand, help! I want to know more.

Things I don’t understand or know and want to know more. Help required.

Reds – The movie

Thirty years on an EPIC. Yes, Hollywood. But also please scrub the time it was set in and the era it was filmed in, it is now. Choose your level: humanism, cycles, country, environment, creed, economics, colonialism, cruelty, ideological colour, … Continue reading

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Austerity: You cannot solve a solvency issue with a liquidity tool . . . . and other gems.

Hi there, an excellent lecture, (shooting from the hip, as I haven’t managed to fully digest it), that is broad in its scope, lucid in its delivery, amusing in its irony – not least the slagging of Locke, Hume and … Continue reading

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Eloquent, articulate, intelligent – the only face of Julian Assange

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED If you can, take the time to listen to this 25 minute interview with Julian Assange by Norman Swan.  Also you might take the time to read some of the comments – there is some drivel but there … Continue reading

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The wonky irony of “The Road to Serfdom” 70 years on; can-do and climate change; and do you know the only 100% effective way of stopping recidivism?

The book, “The Road to Serfdom”, was written in the 1940s by Friedrich von Hayek. His thinking was that central planning, i.e. government control, of the economy inevitably leads to tyranny.  This was one of the major influences on Margaret … Continue reading

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Tariq Ali: The State of the Union or State of the World Address.

I always like to post Tariq Ali.  Here he is in a 54 minutes lecture recorded recently at the Perth Writers’ festival.  As usual: powerful, punchy and sardonic.  Sadly, the cynicism that is associated with his sardonic accent becomes painful … Continue reading

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East doesn’t meet West – The lack of consensus on Chernobyl

Well, what do we believe?  What do we want to believe?  Here are a couple of reports for you to get your teeth into.  One proclaims a total of 4000 casualties and the other 980,000 from Chernobyl.  Ok, that is … Continue reading

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Spring . . . whatever

Gotta say: I cannot believe that I am not the luckiest man on the planet. Slim

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So little time . . . so little done?

The cry of Homo Sapiens for 2+ million years, are you different? Get over it.   Your best is enough.

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The Financial Markets and Quantitative Easing – printing money to reduce wealth, is this not wonky?

This is my first post under this category: “Don’t understand, help! I want to know more”.  I am keen to hear anything, from anyone, from economists upwards.  As you can see, in my mind, economists have gone to the bottom … Continue reading

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