I have some qualifications in electrical science, but you don’t really need to understand electricity to switch a light on. Press the switch and the light comes on. You don’t even think about what’s happening inside the switch, cables or power station. You take all that for granted. We take too much for granted in economics and that’s why we don’t understand it. (more…)
I should be out taking photographs by now, but there are a lot of black clouds around and rain was forecast. I usually just write about anything on my mind on a Sunday or post a guest blog. I do have a guest blog that I could post, but I have to check the image so that will probably be tomorrow’s post! So what’s on my mind? Envy…
I took this photo in the Walsall Arboretum extension in March, before the rain started. I am thinking of going back there tomorrow to the historic vehicle show. Come and say hello if you’re there. I’ll be the one with the camera! My blog yesterday was about, what you would do if you won the lottery. The jackpot on the Euro-millions rolled over yet again. I haven’t decided what to do with my winnings from last night yet. I think Paul McCartney was singing on BBC1 while I was watching the draw. I missed it. That was a lucky break in itself.
Status is so important in Britain. I think it’s because we have Royalty and aristocrats. It isn’t enough to be a ordinary honest person; you have to be a greed driven celebrity these days or you’re nothing. The great and the good have been meeting at Camp David with the President of the United States. They have been talking about the Eurozone crisis and growth. Why growth? Why not sustainability? (more…)
If you read my blogs, you’ll know I had a hospital appointment. It’s only three miles to the Manor hospital. Over the humps, past a few mini roundabouts, then negotiate a wide main road that they have made narrower with traffic calming measures. There is even a bus stop out in the road. Arriving at the hospital I drove as close to the car park ticket machine as I could and going over the first hump leaned out to press the button. Grabbing my ticket, I went over more humps through the barrier, which had by now lifted and through the maze of a car park to park close to the machine where you actually pay.