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Brief Interlude

Yes, “By all that’s holy, think about what you do!” we cry as the ageing gas of past fires thickens with the new – smothering the living mass beneath. Once, a vast complexity of species inhaled and exhaled, creating a … Continue reading

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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. It is the collective hand of all the hands, which create, or diminish the common good. … 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

In every century, historians 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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