Monthly Archives: October 2015

Notes From Somewhere, Chapter Two – After the Day Job

Sixteenth Century Reformation of the church was rapid, not because a new perception of Christianity caught fire, but because church and monastic property was released for plundering by powerful élites.  The protestant reformation gave credence to stolen property.  Luther, Calvin … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM SOMEWHERE, CHAPTER ONE – A MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE?

It’s time to imagine that we are living through a nightmare – a comfortable life that is eating the future.  We devise efficiencies to slow the hands of the clock.  But the way of life which the solutions would maintain, … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM SOMEWHERE – PREAMBLE TO PART TWO

Let’s get some things straight.  When I speak of capitalism, I mean so in Adam Smith’s sense and not in that of the Adam Smith Institute.  Adam’s invisible hand was for the freed ingenuity and dexterity of labour to work … Continue reading

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Fit the Eleventh – Notes From Nowhere

No doubt my listeners will have a variety of views regarding the recently-published White Paper on Scottish Independence, by the Scottish National Party.  Gone is any notion of “green” policies.  Instead, although Trident is to be expelled, corporation tax is … Continue reading

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Fit the Tenth – Notes From Nowhere

I think I digress, because there is too much to say – Let me push off from this hill in my home-built hang glider and look down like Piers Plowman from his Malvern Hills – a fair field full of … Continue reading

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Fit the Ninth – Notes From Nowhere

I remember once upon a time, in Nowhere, walking the headland of a barley field at dusk.  Two Owls conversed from adjoining woods accompanied by the day’s last blackbird song.  Ahead, was the evening star and below, the first lights … Continue reading

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