Monthly Archives: January 2013

THE LONG DESCENT INTO POTHOLES


Potholes are in the news at the moment (see for example the link below).  One of the themes that I shall cover in the essays (letter) to my children will be the ‘crisis of capital’ that comes with the end of mankind’s era of industrial-age rates of economic growth.  Economic stagnation or, worse, economic contraction […]

STATE BULLYING


As I understand it, according to the classical music purists, Classic FM is for philistines.  So be it. Notwithstanding, here at Castle Moraymint we do listen to Classic FM where we refer to it as ‘nursery rhymes for grown-ups’.  It’s comforting listening to popular classical pieces (or usually parts thereof) being played time and again. […]

SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING – PART I


Essay # 1 It’s the second decade of the 21st century and something strange is happening to our society; strange and potentially threatening.  Incidentally, don’t get hung up on that word “threatening”; we’ll end this essay on a comforting note.  If I’m right to declare this then I want you, my children, to have some […]

EASYJET – I’M WITH SIR STELIOS


Sir Stelios threatens to sell family stake in fresh easyJet row (Daily Telegraph Article: link below) Just a quickie, as they say. So, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou says he has become “increasingly concerned” at easyJet’s growth plans which he claims are centred on an “expansion at any cost policy” with directors “squandering” cash on new aircraft. Spot on […]

TODAY’S THE DAY


Today – Monday 21 January 2013 – I decided to abandon commenting on the Daily Telegraph’s website, where I’ve been commenting for several years now, and to focus sharing my thoughts here on my own blog.  I’ve left this blog dormant for some months, but I shall crank it up over the coming days and weeks.  I […]

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