On The Tragedy In Las Vegas …

On The Tragedy In Las Vegas …

Last night in Las Vegas, at least 58 people were killed and at least another 515 injured when a lone gunman, using automatic weapons, began shooting from the window of his hotel room at concert-goers in an open arena across the street from the hotel.  Not many facts...
Catalonia

Catalonia

I never realised how emotional I would feel over their referendum. Like so many others, I have been watching this build up for tomorrow’s vote, seen the arguments and tried to weigh up their and Spain’s actions against a future Scottish independence campaign. I knew I...
Catalonia Then and Now

Catalonia Then and Now

  “In Spain, the dead are more alive than the living”, Frederico Garcia Lorca – poet. I’ve lost count of the number of visits made to Spain, to all points of that vast multifarious, humble, exotic land, but not the memorable journey across it by car north to...
Why I Support Independence – A Deeply Personal Story

Why I Support Independence – A Deeply Personal Story

I want to reach out to the people who may read my blog posts, but this time I want to reach out on a deeply personal level that may help people understand why it is that I support independence for Scotland and why I am a socialist like so many other Scots. The below...
Fairness or Fairy Tale?

Fairness or Fairy Tale?

It’s been a bizzy week.  This repeat from ten years ago deals with a topic that has become a central issue in People’s Economics – fairness.  This first treatment of the topic wasn’t very helpful.  But it’s an interesting starting point. Fairness is an important...