Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An ACTA Comment to the USTR

We all know about ACTA. What we don't know is what ACTA contains. The US Government calls it a National Security issue, and points to Executive order 12958. The UK government is refusing to put the treaty on the Parliamentary record. It's a den of shadows, where nothing is clear. All that there are are rumours and drafts.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Bad Patch on the Road to Recovery

Economies are like the weather – there's only a certain amount of air and water, it's how it cycles through and around that brings life. The circulation of the money brings life to the economy. Just try to see individual bills cycling around the system. However, like the weather, concentrations of it can be destructive rather than constructive. Too much heat and we have a drought, too much rain, a flood; and too much wind, well either a hurricane or a tornado - It happens (and has been the cause of at least twice as many deaths over the last 15 years, than terrorism).