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The Deficit: Why our weakest citizens must suffer

What is this deficit we hear about continuously?  Why are we driving the weakest people in our society to suicide in order to reduce this deficit?  When was the last time someone explained to you exactly what this word and … Continue reading

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The DIY Austerity Experiment You Can Do!

During economic recession should a country increase spending or impose austerity?  So who is right in all this?  Economists have been fighting over this for centuries and still we have no answer.  Surely it must be simple?  Do we get … Continue reading

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How did Overhead become more Important than Work?

As a modern society we decide that there is a minimum standard of living and facilities that we are prepared to tolerate.  If we had not desired this then we’d all still be living in caves and chasing our food … Continue reading

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The Elite Will Destroy Themselves (and take the rest of us with them)

There was a feature length documentary a couple of years back that provided me with one of those paradigm shift things that self-improvement gurus are apt to talk about.  The film was called “Surviving Progress“.  The premise was that there … Continue reading

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Survivorship Bias: The Fantasy of Big Time

The Art of Thinking Clearly is a book by Rolf Dobelli.  It claims to be an international bestseller but I’d never seen it along side all the other self-improvement and management guff during my trawls through airport book shops over … Continue reading

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How does UK compare with Holland? Badly

How does UK compare with Holland?  I’m asked about this once in awhile. To be honest I should be asked this more often by Brits. Because despite the relatively small amount of water between the UK and the Netherlands, the … Continue reading

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UK Never Got Post-Empire

I watched the BBC documentary “Das Auto The Germans, Their Cars and Us“.  You can watch it complete on YouTube and I recommend you do even if you have no interest in cars or Germany.  It’s the “Us” – the … Continue reading

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