Month: March 2017

An Austerity / Diet Metaphor

  A recent ICM poll came out saying that most people believe that the Conservatives are better at running the economy than Labour. Indeed, while 44% of people see May and Hammond as better than Labour, only 11% believe that Corbyn and McDonnell would run the economy more efficiently. This is in spite of the … Continue reading An Austerity / Diet Metaphor

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From Depressed Individual To Depressed Subject

We are all on this train and it is heading off a cliff. Most of the passengers are looking around thinking the shiny new train they’re on is great though. There’s a carriage devoted to selling them various kinds of shit – sandwiches and watches. The train has different carriages for people who have achieved … Continue reading From Depressed Individual To Depressed Subject

I’ve got this fancy phone to click on my petitions. So why the hell does poverty still exist?

People routinely stumble upon solutions to our current crisis. Some of them even write books full of Jamie Oliver style recipes that will stop capitalism turning into an ugly fat fucker and having a heart attack (Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work). The simple idea behind all of this nonsense is that … Continue reading I’ve got this fancy phone to click on my petitions. So why the hell does poverty still exist?

Alf RIP

A week last Sunday my father died of lung cancer. It was peaceful and didn't look painful. It was very sad, but it could have been so much worse. The old man wasn't a nice man. But he hated nice men anyway. Nice men don't think very much. They are boring. They don't drink, smoke, read, … Continue reading Alf RIP