Year – 2014

On being a Trot

I got called a “Trot” the other day.  Trot these days, is used as a generalised insult.  I’m not sure if out there beyond the leftie trainspotter world many know what Trotskyism actually is, or how “Trot” got its pejorative status, but its worth a closer look at what Trotskyism is and isnt, and what …

On publishing

This blog has been quite quiet for a wee while, since I came back to Scotland.  Its kindof ironic that while one of the biggest political campaigns here was going on, I didn’t want to publish anything.  But I’m starting to get withdrawal symptoms

A blog crash in February this year wiped out the entire blog, …

Cryptocurrency and the Nation State

The relationship between the nation state and its citizens is a complex one, bound up in a dance of responsibilities and loyalties. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the unrest across Europe, in which we have seen the nation state exposed as putting its allegiance to international capital above its responsibilities to its …

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