Inevitable crime rise..

Rise in entrepreneurs, expansion of black economy, increase debt, expansion of payday credit market. That was the point of austerity economics. Women find sex commodified, and strain is placed on families whose homes are put in jeapordy, in the hope the housing or mortgage market might benefit. Increased domestic violence, substance misuse, family breakdown, and…

The actual economy…

Yay for Norway, yay for 1600 jobs and energy deals with people who don’t eat babies. In Scotland, the Brazilian spirits manufacturer, Diageo, has been a bit of a bright spot for Scottish whisky distilleries, one particular line caught my attention. Tom Hind, who is apparently a lobbyist on behalf the National Farmers Union (great…

Made me not smile

Smaller army. More contractors. Google military contractors. Private armies fight for who?

Comment piece about stuxnet…

Which made me think of some of the larger questions it raised. Seriously. This shit is at it’s limits. This is not the cold war, we are outnumbered. Grow up.

Dexia…or something…

There was this story about Dexia, which I should probably post here. While I was reading it, I was trying to figure out when we accepted this cycle of bank bailouts, austerity. Because I remember when the first bank bailouts went out, we all knew there would be consequences. Our media have been incredibly effective…

What was a bit of a shame…Ed Miliband and the Englishness thing…

There is possibly a point under there, somewhere. However, he has missed it. The Scottish devolution issue does need to be unpacked from nationalism, and looked at in the context of our current economic crossroads and the global changes we are experiencing. Having lived in Scotland I can tell Mr.Miliband expecting them to get behind…

Cameron being Obama’s bitch and lining us up for shit.

Yay for David Cameron David Cameron has taken a break from chillaxing, Jubileeing, and has been telling Europe decisive action is needed on their economy… The FT described that as a message which would send irritation to Berlin, which I am sure it has. And I am sure Cameron’s advisors are not upset, his name…

Chinese beginning to make themselves comfy…

Chinese officials have written to Theresa May to complain about the difficulties in visiting Fortress UK. Fortress UK was supposed to keep cockle pickers exploitable, not wealthy tourists out. Other changing Chinese world position news, they are seeking to play a more important role in Afghanistan when we leave, and the peaceful ‘reconstruction’ of Aghanistan…

Everyone wants to be a superpower.

This is not now a financial crisis. This is global power shifting and what happens during this crisis will shape the global economy forever. We do not have it in our hands as nation to decide our global future, but we do have the power to address the clearly identified problems domestically, politically, and to…

A few posts ago…

I wrote  a rambling post, that was about getting thoughts on public record before the crisis hits. It’s rambling and it isn’t really written for readers, it’s so I can do another one later where I figure out what I am trying to say.   I wrote this line: ‘’It is this disconnect that has…