Category Archives: Thoughts

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

Making Games in Prison


This year we’re planning to have at least one of our new games made in prison, with the help of a charity called Blue Sky, who approached us last year. “And why would you want to do that?” we hear you ask. There are several reasons. Prison costs more than Eton: the average cost in… Read More