Tag: Economy

The sociopaths who walk among us

Jesse – is he mad or right? I think he”s right. Has he overstepped the mark? Not all sociopaths wield knives and knotted cords. Some wear suits, and are exceptionally intelligent and articulate, obsessively driven, and are able to use…

Down on the farm.

When devising feed additives for farms, there’s one thing you always have to keep in mind. No matter how wonderfully you boost the health of those animals, if the Stuff costs more than the extra profit to the farm, the…

Spot the difference

There are those who claim that a payment only counts as ‘tax’ if it is paid to the government and dismiss my notion that there is such a thing as ‘privately collected tax’. So can anybody tell me what the…

The public debt swindle

Is the Government its own biggest creditor? October 15, 2010 In June the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the Government’s interest payments on its debts would be a whopping £43.3Billion this financial year. Part of this interest is payable…

One Ring to rule them all….

[On Tuesday, May 24th], a debate took place in parliament regarding an absolutely crucial issue for the future of the UK and the financial well-being of its citizens: Mark Reckless MP proposed an anti-bailout motion that would have been the…

Banking made easy

This post was prompted by a comment somebody left on another thread, saying that if he deposits £1 in the bank, that the bank can then lend out £10. This is basic Obanomics and completely untrue, of course. Background (skip…

Short bites on the State

In a post by Tyson Durden, at Zero Hedge, various commenters had these things to say about the State: One In its most idealised form, the state is the protector of the people and the great equaliser between the haves…

Rally Against Debt

Well, not quite since it’s not quite being ignored completely, but since what there is in the news seems to be a couple of short articles linked on the home pages of the Teletubbygraph (near the top) and the Daily…