Category Archives: Politics

It’s the Ergonomy, Stupid!

Part II—The Remedies? While “Ergonomics’” is the science of making the work environment safe and efficient, “Social Ergonomics” is a new term, coined to describe efficiency derived from the mental attitude of workers toward a common work ethic. Part I … Continue reading

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It’s the Ergonomy[1], Stupid!

Part I—The Problem “We are facing the worst few years in our financial history.”  —Paul Johnson, IFS Director Now we know the low-tax mantra preached by Truss & Kwartang has been thrown on the bonfire of vanities and Chancellor Hunt … Continue reading

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Economic with the Actuarité  

“It’s our old friend being economical with the actualité.” —former Minister Alan Clark to the Matrix Churchill trial, October 1992                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Those in charge seem to have become similarly flexible when taking care of Joe Public’s financial futire. On November 9th, Michelle … Continue reading

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Light of the Charge Brigade

COP27 launched today in an atmosphere of bleak resignation that 1.5 degree warming is a myth and the current 2,8 esyimate will drown thousands and displace millions. Now that Sunak is attending, his government’s claim to still be going green … Continue reading

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Make America Greet Again

Because of a summer of political discord across the UK, our media has paid its usual scant attention to the imminent Mid-Term elections in the US. Id, as seems likely, the Republicans re-take control in the House. Not only will … Continue reading

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Desert Island Dosh

“Offshore is not only a place, an idea, a weapon of the finance industry it is also a process, a race to the bottom to where the rules laws and outward signs of democracy are worn away.”. —Nicholas Shackson This … Continue reading

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In Truss We God—3

Not Just Straws—Whole Haystacks in the Wind If Ms Truss believes what she has set out in three short weeks to be her doctrinal destiny, she should consider how deep the swamp of unpopularity is to which it leads:  While … Continue reading

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In Truss We God—1

The late Queen’s last state act in seven decades of many state acts was to ask Liz Truss to (re)form a Conservative government. While Boris managed to have a high international profile (and not always for the right reasons), Liz … Continue reading

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Union Myth-take 1

(This bog was originally published in June, but for reasons best known to WordPress, has since disappeared.) “UK Has the Fastest Growth in the G7.” —Prime Minister Boris Johnson Brexit bred much uncertainty, adding to the constraints of life under … Continue reading

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Low Budget

“I can’t be broke; I still have plenty of cheques.” —Eric Sykes in BBC’s Sykes,1972 Citing events of a half-century go is not as irrelevant to Friday’s “mini” budget as you might think. In a three-hour session in parliament when … Continue reading

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