Clip from Yes Minister where a banker discusses the new ‘fad’ of monetarism.
Archive for May, 2011
And then I remembered Carlo Cipolla’s brilliant essay on The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity (Allegro ma non troppo pub. Critica 1992) which identified the third (and golden) basic law, which states: A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain […]
[Received by email today]
Please find attached the timetable for the walkers from Ballyhea in Co. Cork. They are walking/running from Ballyhea to Dublin in protest at the bank bailout. It would be important that people come out and support these brave people.
They protest every Sunday after mass against the bank bail out and […]
[thanks to ec for the link]
So I was really happy
although I was in nappies
you know you’ve got to play the hand that you’re dealt”
The greatest crime of the past twenty years in the Republic was the 2008 bank guarantee. Without a doubt, that’s the one.
However, it has to be said, the spawn of the introspective […]
[Small Mercies is the new album by Barry McCormack. Bio taken from Barry McCormack website]
Jubilee Allstars, Barry’s former band, were once aptly described as equal parts Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen and Brendan Behan; and the records Barry contributed to before leaving the band in 2001 were influenced by the Irish song and literary traditions and […]
“Members of the Restaurant and Catering Workers Forum organised an action at the Annual Irish Restaurant Awards, hosted by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) on the 25th of May 2011. The action called on the Association to stop its attack on workers’ minimum wages and conditions. Outside the awards members of the Forum offered […]
Michael Burke has a great post on employment and unemployment trends in the UK Economy over on Socialist Economic Bulletin, but first to the fun bit. The documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis has a new series out on BBC 2 called All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace.
I only caught the last 10 minutes […]