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The Invisible Hand

Ah, you want me to define the invisible hand? I cannot. It has a depth beyond words and a complexity beyond my singular intelligence. How do we know what is right, or wrong? I can attempt to define how I’d … Continue reading

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The Wealth of Nations could be an Anarchist Manifesto

To return to Adam Smith and our chapter – Reclaiming Capital. How would we define Adam’s political philosophy? I’d say, it is emphatically anarchist – with expedient compromise. He does not define the wealth of nations. He says it is … Continue reading

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Only Slow Time can answer Rapid Decline

Historians in every century have mis-told their stories. Their narrative has been of the ephemeral – of what this leader, or that “great general” did to change the course of history. Such tales are useful to leaders. They can be … Continue reading

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A Damp Leaflet for a Lost Notice Board, January 1st 2020

Trying to change currently enclosed power structures, political processes and systems of information is futile. If we engage with these things, we give them credence. We accept enclosure. . Instead, let’s evacuate and settle together on the common. Such a … Continue reading

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My Worthies, what is value?

The words, value and worth are used interchangeably and also for both deep and shallow – for that which we love at all costs and also for the relative masses of goods and money. . What is the worth of … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Capital

It may come as a surprise to most, that my answer for the times is capitalism. What is capitalism? – it is the ethics of a society, whose aim is to maintain its capital – that is, spiritual, pleasurable and … Continue reading

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For the sedge is withered from the lake and no birds sing

How will I face my market customers tomorrow, sixty, or seventy percent of whom may have voted jackboots into the Reichstag again, along with a license for the extinction of most of the species of the Holocene – including our … Continue reading

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