Monthly Archives: July 2017

Family Feudal Firm

The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land for himself, then labors on his own account Why don’t I watch Game of Thrones? Well… Nothing annoys me more … Continue reading

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Fear Of Politics – Techno Techno Techno

A spectre is haunting us — the spectre of politics. All the powers of world have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre… Many people seem to be afraid of politics – especially its democratic variants. It’s not … Continue reading

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Falling Into Chaos

Lets get complex. Not complicated. Not chaotic (not yet). Definitely not simple. Complex. To get a little deeper into why everything is broken, we’re going to need to some kind of framework – here’s one that someone else made earlier. … Continue reading

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Life On Mars

This lecture… will necessarily disappoint you in a number of ways. Katherine Murphy has written about the life (or lack of it) experienced by our politicians. I’ve been pondering politics a lot recently – especially Max Weber’s* Politics as a … Continue reading

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Out Of Our Depth

Well, this is odd. A while ago, I wrote a response to an article in Meanjin published by a conservative author. Gray Connolly’s article had ended with a nautical metaphor (not unexpected for a naval man). That metaphor led to … Continue reading

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