The next financial meltdown …

Another Radio 4 programme “The next financial meltdown” should have been of interest – and it was, vaguely. But none of the high profile people included – and most were certainly intelligent – seem to know where money comes from. Or even if, perhaps, they do, they do not acknowledge it. The best commentary came… Read more

Bankrupt Legislation

An interesting programme last night on Radio 4 about bankruptcy – something to which I have been close for about 5 years or so of my life. What disaster befell me? Just a corrupt solicitor, who unfortunately deceived me. He went to jail in due course – and I doubt he enjoyed it as he… Read more

For this once, let’s hear it for the Legatum Institute

The Social Metrics Commission is a motley crew of people and is an Independent Commission “formed and led by the Legatum Institute’s CEO Baroness Stroud“. Nobody knows who truly funds the Legatum Institute so their efforts are usually rather suspect. Still, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is stated as giving them help. Even this Legatum Insitute… Read more

BBC Brexit Coverage: Objective Truth, Relativism and Gaslighting

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan BBC’s public news purpose: To provide impartial news and information to help people understand and engage with the world around them: The BBC will provide accurate and impartial news, current affairs and factual programming of the highest editorial… Read more

Our Institutions No Longer Serve This New Era. The Public Understand, Why Haven’t We?

Feel I should flag up a talk “Our Institutions No Longer Serve This New Era. The Public Understand, Why Haven’t We?” on last Wednesday week’s ′21st-Century Power: the state, citizens and civil society’ event in London. The Labour MP for Wigan, Lisa Nandy, was reported verbatim by the [link]’Huffington Post’ and this is well worth… Read more