Category: Politics & economics

current state of the world, economic theory

Taoiseach blackmail

This is appalling – just look at the language: And for Taoiseach Brian Cowen, it’s a case of, “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.” Or this: Last June unemployment was less than 6%; now it is nearly…

Tsunamis and earthquakes [2]

This worries me: President Gloria Arroyo placed the Philippines under a “state of calamity” on Friday and terrified people fled their homes as a powerful typhoon threatened to unleash more carnage following deadly floods. The emotive language and extreme reaction…

No means no!

In the middle of the night, let this plea to the Irish join the other voices.  The Telegraph put it nicely: When Ireland voted to reject the Treaty of Lisbon in June last year, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said…

Trivializing and then mocking

State-sanctioned bloodletting with a cross-emblazoned uniform thrown over the reality This is a perfect example of how five separate issues are trivialized and then mocked.  Propaganda is a powerful tool in the hands of the obsessed.  The issues are: 1. …

Meanwhile, in America

Land of the infringed constitutional rights.  It’s quite significant that SCOTUS have come down on the side of the constitution but I suspect they’ve come down on the chance to hit the state legislatures: The Supreme Court says it will…