Category Archives: Capitalism

Moderate Political Positions

Perhaps I’m being obtuse but I really don’t understand the basis for the constant stream of allegations I see in the media that Jeremy Corbyn is “extreme left-wing”; he’s a socialist – that’s kinda the point, surely – so he … Continue reading

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A Sense of Proportion

The temperature of the Earth is rising, sea levels are rising, thousands are fleeing war in the Middle East, terrorism is on the rise, human rights-abusing countries are buying up properties and businesses in the UK, corporate tax avoidance is … Continue reading

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What’s in a (Brand) Name?

As I’m sure everybody has noticed, there is a long-running trend for people to wear the waistband of their underwear above their jeans, displaying a brand label. Mention this exposure to them and they’ll tell you “it’s fashion.” It’s not, … Continue reading

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JackBoots Tactics

Alliance Boots, the Switzerland-based parent company of one-time British institution Boots the Chemist, has expressed fears that the Monaco-dwelling billionaire Boots boss Stefano Pessina was quoted “out of context” when he quite unequivocally stated that it would be a “catastrophe” … Continue reading

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Legacy of Debt

I see that David Cameron is once again campaigning on not leaving future generations to bear a “legacy of debt” – with the notable exception, one presumes, of the legacy of tuition fees which will hang like an albatross around … Continue reading

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The New Religion

At Euston railway station – and presumably it’s the same at every major concourse – there is a cinema-sized digital screen set high on a wall which shows an unmoving image of a mobile telephone with the words iPhone6 displayed … Continue reading

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