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05/2014 posts

BBC: ‘Only by increasing productivity can we improve the quality of our lives’. Do you agree?

Dave Darby of | 30-May-2014 | 0

It’s a quote from an economist invited in to comment about the UK economy on the BBC World Service earlier this week (it doesn’t matter who – this is a point that virtually all economists agree on, to the shame of the discipline). Read more

It’s not possible to demonise people any more, in the age of the internet

Dave Darby of | 23-May-2014 | 0

Western populations have to kept in a state of fear, so that weapons corporations can continue to make huge profits. People of America – this is your latest enemy: Read more

Opportunity for low-impact person in the Loire valley

Dave Darby of | 16-May-2014 | 0

We’ve been approached by a very nice man called Rod Harper, who has never used a computer in his life, and so asked us for help in finding someone to rent his property in the Loire Valley. Read more

Could you explain Mercantilism, if you were asked?

Dave Darby of | 02-May-2014 | 0

If you were asked, could you describe Mercantilism? I dare say you could have a good go at Capitalism and Feudalism. But Mercantilism? And is it worth finding out? I think it is, because it tells us a lot about the system we live under now Read more

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