• Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Is it possible that this is a last-ditch effort to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Having created this amazing cock-up, the Conservatives appeared to be saddled with working out the grim details and getting all the blame. The...
  • Commented on The permanent revolution
    stasis will become an increasingly attractive policy to the oligarchs David Graeber (in Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit) has suggested that this has already happened --- that the oligarchs have supported "a form of capitalism that...
  • Commented on The permanent revolution
    megpie71 @20: amiannaq @ 6: A small correction here. Poverty does NOT "[do] weird things to one's decision-making and prioritizations" Well, actually it DOES. If you don't know about Kahneman and Tversky's "Prospect Theory" you should look it up. (Maybe...
  • Commented on Thinking the unthinkable
    Rest assured that what the majority of Germans want (or think they want) is totally unrelated to what German politics might implement. Perhaps a better question then would be: why is it a cause for concern when 53% of Britons...
  • Commented on Thinking the unthinkable
    Is it not possible that this whole debate will be academic by the time any referendum actually happens? It seems much more likely that by then at least one other country currently in the EU will have already left, after...
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