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A Scottish Currency

Back in the Old Days, when ‘manners were the measure of the (wo)man’, a very pungent letter with rational and detailed criticism sent to the local paper might have had some effect. Nowadays, in the over-information age, strident, reasoned letters are as easily dismissed as are acidic and abusive comments. Letters from Minister to Minister… Read More »A Scottish Currency

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Learning From Japan

In a brief summary in his book Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, the journalist Paul Mason describes the self-defeating actions of the Obama administration when trying to kick-start the US economy during the 2008-11 Great Recession. The House of Representatives had given the nod to nearly a $1 trillion of funding under TARP 2 (Troubled… Read More »Learning From Japan

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A Scottish Currency

‘Loyalties are no longer the currency of the world. The currency of the world these days is…currency,’ said the bad British captain in one film of The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Currencies are power. They may function as IOUs for goods, services or resources as many economists will state and allow a society to evolve… Read More »A Scottish Currency