Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Here's Clive Crook writing on austerity ...

Oh, here's a bit of it: "Most economists agree that changes in interest rates are usually a better way to regulate demand than discretionary changes in taxes and public spending. But interest rates can't fall to less than zero. When that limit is reached - as it was in this recession - fiscal policy must carry a bigger load." More, if you want it. (Oh, I think it's safe for me to link to the article because Crook ain't writing for phoney scum. I worry about shit like that.) This is what the media likes. But I haven't got a problem with Bloomberg.

Ah, here's something else, dear reader(s). Something the media doesn't like. This is sort of about austerity as well. A disabled man has been on hunger strike for sixteen days. The (mainstream) media is refusing to write about it. 'Why, Mikey?! Why?!' Well, they're all working for the government, I suppose. 'Yeah?' I don't know, Voice. What do I know? I'm just a blogger, man.

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I'm having a luxury egg sandwich for lunch. I can't actually afford luxury egg sandwiches, but you only live once. I'm still waiting for my ship to come in. / Ha! One day I'll have luxury egg sandwiches every day. It's my dream. You've got to have a dream.

You know what? I feel like spinning a-ROUND. No. 125 coming up. It's been a couple of weeks. I might go wild.

Remember, dear reader(s), I said: if you can write three great songs, you can write fifty - ? Well, I'm still in a state of certainty. I've nearly got the three. Oh, nearly. It'll be easier after I've got the three. I've just got to hold my nerve.

You've got to have a dream. I'll do a Rimbaud. I'll do a Duchamp. I'll get away, for good. I'm staying positive.