Category Archives: ezra pound

How the banks try to f*ck us – and how we deal with them


It’s Sunday morning and I am reading a poem written around 1936 by Ezra Pound. It is about Usury , in this context the bad practice of the Medici Bank which Pound claimed screwed up the great artistic achievements of medieval … Continue reading

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Honest! Open Government in operation!


The word “transparent” is a syllable too long to be “honest”. Continue reading

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“Knowing but not doing is nothing”.


So says the sage of Newbury – Peter Shellswell – he of the Popcorn Pension. I share his intellectual property as you know not of what he talks nor what “something”might be! Well I’ll let you into his secret, he was … Continue reading

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Occupiers- what’s your big idea?


Stands genius a deathless adornment,
a name not to be worn out with the years. Continue reading

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Seafaring


My mood ‘mid the mere-flood,
Over the whale’s acre, would wander wide Continue reading

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Well you’ve got to laugh..Cameron, Fogarty, Mourinho, me..


Two matters have made me chuckle this morning.

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The State can take longevity risk.


There is no evidence that the private sector has found the secret to insuring the cost of people living longer. It has merely found ways of insuring itself against the risks of ruin.
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I am weary of being weary of politics


Here error is all in the not done- all in the diffidence that faltered… Continue reading

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Biker to Banker


Cycling through the city this morning I saw a well-dressed banker walk into the road attached to his mobile phone. After doing an emergency stop, the cyclist in front of me  asked “excuse me sir, is this road part of your  PFI … Continue reading

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