Category Archives: Thoughts

Yet more post-stressful-Pucket-match music


Laurisden’s O Magnum Mysterium. The antidote to cheesey Christmas music. If it doesn’t move you you’re not human. O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!

More music to recover to after a stressful Pucket game


Justin Kauflin’s latest album Dedication is a collection of tracks each written for and dedicated to people who are special to him. The final piece is my favourite, entitled “Thank You Lord”. This chap is only 29 years old, and lost his sight aged 11. Respect! See his tour list here: http://www.justinkauflin.com/#!tour-dates/c12rj

Trust, business and taxes


Trust is the oil of commerce. Imagine popping out to buy some milk in a trustless world: “…the refrigerator is locked. When you’ve persuaded the shopkeeper to retrieve the milk, you then end up arguing over whether you’re going to hand the money over first, or whether he is going to hand over the milk…. Read More

Fight the monopolists


Free markets create some perverse situations, mostly because humans are not the perfectly informed rational utility maximisers that economists pretend we are. Chief among perversions, is the tendency for printer manufacturers to sell us printers at below their real cost, followed by printer cartridges that cost more than the printer did, complete with expensive chips… Read More