I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Life– Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death.  Free Market – Capitalism To recap: inflation is at a 40-year high, fuel prices have repeatedly hit record levels and a global recession is a real threat. While the government (backed by the majority of the UK media) lambasts rail workers, teachers and the (Scottish) Police, (protecting profit) demanding restraint on worker pay, warning of the dangersContinue reading “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy”

May it please Your Majesty

Life– Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Her Majesty The Queen,  Buckingham Palace,  London, SW1A 1AA                                                                                     1st June 2022 Dear your Royal Highness. Congratulations on your unprecedented platinum Jubilee year of celebrations. Royalist or anti-royalist? Many would argue that you have earned the right to celebrate, your consistent hard work and significant commitment to numerous charities and other worthyContinue reading “May it please Your Majesty”

The Shame of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

Life –Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. ‘It wasn’t a party because we didn’t burn £50 notes in front of a homeless person’ Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson the British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. On the 12th April two thousand and twenty two Johnson isContinue reading “The Shame of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson”

P&O Sackings

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Condemnation of the Dubai-owned ferry company’s peremptory handling of 800 redundancies, via video recording, without consultation, without notice, has (finally?) ‘united’ Industry leaders and Union officials. Seemingly, not all the P&O workers have been sacked. The Irish & French workers are (still) European citizens & covered by EU employmentContinue reading “P&O Sackings”

A Ferrari Socialist

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death Can a guy who owns a Ferrari claims to be a Socialist? The ultimate hypocrisy? My employers have secured a substantial government grant to replace some expensive technology. Apple Mac technology. The very latest workstations to be used forContinue reading “A Ferrari Socialist”

Capitalism

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Its 80,000 BC You are Immortal. The world (the Earth) is Frozen in an Ice Age. You decide to save $10,000 every day, never spending a cent. 82,021 years later, Christmas 2021. You would still not have as muchContinue reading “Capitalism”

So many ‘Big’ words

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. My two, recent previous posts provide additional context for this latest. Ordoliberalism (Post-war German Economics) – Ordoliberalism Law and the Rule of Economics, Governing through Order or Disorder, Neoliberalism, Institutionalizing Neoliberalism, Neoliberalization, Market Sprawl, Social Policy, Globalisation – 21st-CenturyContinue reading “So many ‘Big’ words”

Truck, Barter & Exchange

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. transitive verb. 1 : to give in exchange : swap. 2 : to barter or dispose of by barter. intransitive verb. 1 : to exchange commodities : barter. The story of modern capitalism begins in 18th-century England, where conditions were just right toContinue reading “Truck, Barter & Exchange”