Category: Politics & economics

current state of the world, economic theory

Angus Deayton scandal

This was how it opened: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2005881.stm This is for non-Brits who don’t know the show, nor the presenter, nor the scandal but think you could still follow the action as it would resemble some of your scandals over there. The…

Karens

As one who’s been known to annoy people, often deliberately, there are still another four thousand types who do so in a way which affects the public directly, e.g. leftists, feminists etc., and Vanderleun zeroes in on one of these…

Monomaniacal surveillance

What more could I add? https://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2020/05/understanding-surveillance-monomania-as.html There is a dominant monomania of surveillance: that everything everybody does, all the time, should be monitored and recorded. I suggest that this is probably the dominant and overwhelming underlying motivation in the world…

4-H

This investigation was beset at all points by euphemism disguising what they were really about. It started with an article in an online newspaper called The Clover and there were anomalies. First was that it was not as slickly produced…

The fully functioning workplace

Revisited: In this one below, I do wish they hadn’t overlaid music – unwonted intrusion. Never mind, the Reagan quote is in there: And here’s one sourcing of the quote: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/11/18/know-trouble/ The version I remember is a mix of these:…

This and that on Cv

Not quite sure what Tom is getting at here, maybe you can tell me? This is a worry, not just over Cv but in general, the care homes seem appalling places you would not put your worst enemy in, let…