The recent riot in Moscow (after Russia lost a soccer game to Japan) which caused the police to club a fan to death is but one example of the fear of governments—of the left or the right—when more than a few people start to . . . Continue reading
If anybody has an expert view of the true state of Western governments then it’s Pimco, the world’s largest bond fund. When it says—yesterday—that the latest bail-out gimmick by the European Monetary Union (not due . . . Continue reading
Status gives the male the opportunity for sexual activity—which is a powerful instinct second only to survival itself. In most cases the status of the male gives the opportunity to be selected by the female either for brief sexual activity . . . Continue reading
Western central banks and governments have been disparaging gold-as-currency for the most of the past century. Their message — that gold is a ‘barbarous relic’ (Keynes) — would be more persuasive if they had been looking after their own national currencies more carefully.
There are so many bloggers on the net (and politicians, newspapers, the man-in-the-street, etc) who castigate the banks as being the source of all our problems. For example, one blogger this morning writes: “The banking system . . . Continue reading
The mention of Transition Towns suggests another possible model which may take shape in the coming years — Urban Communes. At the time I founded the environmental journal . . . Continue reading