A mixed bag of links is listed here rambling round the question of wealth and related matters of conduct and action. George Monbiot, love him or hate him, is a practised polemicist and sometimes does an interesting hatchet job.
His latest target is the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, who are not the first people you would associate with him. Apparently, they have made a bid for our tender loving care in the shape of claiming that the
are critical to the future of the Scottish economy. red deer
Of course, it depends which part of the economy they mean, and George points out they are talking about the richer part, some of whom enjoy killing
in the comfort of their estates. red deer
Meanwhile, a shorter polemic in Vox by Jon Danielsson simply tries to tell us that the Greek problem is a disaster visited on us by our largely unelected rulers.
From Some Assembly Required on Saturday, 3 March are two links to the state of affairs in the
. The first under “Words Meanings” from CBS
News deals with the USA
government fiddling with inflation figures.
This is something we are all familiar with in the US and the
question is who actually benefits? UK
The second is from Business Insider on the disastrous state of the
market at present. This is something
that is already happening in parts of US Europe
and may be coming to a district near you soon.
For some light relief, apparently researchers at UC Berkeley in
, where else, have discovered that
the upper classes are greedier and less moral than those beneath them. So who was sponsoring them? Goldman Sachs of California ? Greece
To end this rambling tale, I take you back to the time when Disney taught us all to love the
and treasure them in our hearts. The
song is “Little April Showers” which will bring a tear to the eyes of many
pensioners red deer
This ditty turns up now and again as the backing to one commercial or another on TV, usually with happy dancing, flowers and joy unencumbered, so long as you buy the product. And it is never venison.
It may be April when it all goes badly wrong.