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Why is Socialism still so popular?

It is 2017, 100 years since the Russian revolution. The UK general election results are in, leaving Britain with a hung parliament just days before the start of negotiations on exiting the EU. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Theresa May… Continue Reading →

Government is Right to Fear Bitcoin; it will Remove State Monopoly Power

Government has more than its fair share of power and money. Rather than viewing the government as distinct from big business, I view them as similar beasts, it’s just that government is funded by taxpayers, while big business is funded… Continue Reading →

Why the $1,000 Bitcoin Price is Irrelevant

For most of 2016, Bitcoin hovered around the £600 mark. After the Brexit shock the price rose slightly due to sterling devaluation, but in December Bitcoin broke out and started its ascendancy rising by as much as £150 a day to… Continue Reading →

A Global Renaissance is Coming

I am not freaked out by Brexit, but I know that many people are. What are they worried about? Change. People don’t like it. Markets don’t like it. Investors don’t like it. It’s a shame because change is not only… Continue Reading →

Brexit : The Great Global Warming Opportunity

On the 23rd of June, the majority of the UK voted to leave the EU. This was a momentous occasion, it will not be without short term pain, but by focussing on the benefits and the opportunities, and by looking… Continue Reading →

Making Sense of the Brexit Fallout

On the 23rd June 2016, the British people showed courage and fortitude; put two fingers up to the establishment and voted to leave the EU. Despite what the sore losers in the press would have you believe, the majority voted… Continue Reading →

Free Trade would make the UK Better Off by 4% of GDP

The country is currently in a flap about securing a trade deal with the EU. Why? Do we really need a trade deal with anyone, or are we just asking for one because we think they are necessary? 

Brexit is a stand off between Conservatives and Socialists

I’ve been wanting to write a piece about Brexit for a while now, above and beyond my strong feelings about the British fishing industry which the Brussels Common Fisheries Policy has all but destroyed, but I’ve not found much time… Continue Reading →

The Future of UK Property

I spend a lot of time on the M5. Not as much as a professional driver, but at least 10 hours a week bombing north to south,  south to north. Motorways like the M5 are the arteries which carry the… Continue Reading →

It’s a Fishy Excuse – But I’m Out on Europe!

Stay in the EU, or leave? What difference does it make? Not a great deal you might think. I’m sure it won’t make much difference to my life, but as someone with an overarching interest in self government, there’s simply… Continue Reading →

In Greece, Democracy is Dead. The EU will Soon Follow Suit

I was among those cheering loudly as the Greeks stood up to the classroom bullies of the IMF, ECB and EC at their referendum, delighted that they chose, against the terrorist tactics of the Troika, to vote “Okhi” (No) to… Continue Reading →

GDP: A Great Distraction for Politicians

For many years, governments have focused upon GDP, but with our current global demographics collapse , GDP growth is no longer a relevant means to measure economic health, and it’s time politicians chose a more appropriate yardstick to beat themselves… Continue Reading →

Why do we Fear a Banking Collapse?

Banks go bankrupt, that’s why there is a word for such things. But most of the banking and financial world won’t hear of it. If you cannot repay your debts, you can keep restructuring your debt, but this is only… Continue Reading →

If you don’t like Amazon’s Tax Dodging, Vote with your Wallet

So, Amazon has decided to pay just £11.9m in tax, despite over £5bn in revenue passing through its books. How about that? Feel annoyed? Do you like Amazon’s cheap prices but dislike their tax policies? If you don’t like to… Continue Reading →

Economics 2.0

As an economy evolves from primary industry, through labour intensive and capital intensive manufacturing, to the services sector, what comes next? What is economy? According to the OED, economy is: “The state of a country or region in terms of… Continue Reading →

The Fallacy of Booming UK House Prices

Booming UK house prices don’t benefit anyone except moneylenders and property speculators – it’s time the great British homeowner woke up and realised they’ve been swindled.

4 Common Beliefs which Hinder Our Personal Freedom

The modern day ‘Establishment’ is a far cry from the reason that government was sought in the first place. Most of the population either don’t know or don’t care that, by voting for these systems, they are enriching the Establishment,… Continue Reading →

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