Cybersilliness and Poli-troughers

Think about this a moment: The history of cybernetic thinking that arose with information technologies … was generalized as a metaphor or model of all systems both natural and mechanical. The problem was that the metaphor was deeply believed by…

Abuse of the law and public inertia

Or, The State We’re In. Our current condition throws up some examples of how power crazed bureacurats are falsely charging themselves with the power to stamp on individuals who rightly stand up against bureaucracy and public service failings and challenge…

Local taxes, Local power

Dan Hannan and Douglas Carswell are today’s most prominent torchbearers for Localism. It was Simon Jenkins’ 2004 paper for Policy Exchange that launched a coherent case for Localism, and this was followed by the founding of Direct Democracy in 2005…

The cost of privatisation

 Generally the idea of privatising a public service is to save us money, not cost us, though in the brave new world of the coagulation this is exactly what privatising the Post Office is going to do. Telegraph. Royal…

The Panopticon and the Wheelie Bin

The idea of spying on what we put out in our rubbish bins has been around for a while, but has taken a new turn as the younger generation are softened up for a Benthanite nightmare via invidious inveigling using some very…

Do you see what I see?

Technology can be wonderful and it also can be a burden when it comes to intrusions in our lives, but trying to stop technology being introduced is a bit like swimming against the tide. Still you’d think that when introducing…