Problems 28: Asocialism: Part One; The Muon and the Green Great Dragon. Also available as a PDF, Problems 28 – The Muon and the Green Great Dragon. I have also separated out most of the topics as separate small articles, which will be easier to read: Why Muons were real, even when no one had… Read More Human Reality Very Unlike Physics
I have been doing a detailed reading for my local Tolkien group. We have done six chapters so far. I found I was learning new things, even though I have been reading the book for decades and watched or listened to all the major dramatisations. So I post a set of pages here, for anyone… Read More Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
Awed by the Amazing Twentieth? Is it unreasonable to ask people getting more than £80,000 a year to pay more tax?
I’m working on a story, imagining an old Greek singer complaining about ‘Young Homer’ who has reinvented a fine old take, saying things that never happened. In connection with this, I have completed a short essay on why the story as we have it is very unlikely to be true. Modern authors typically snip out… Read More Thinking about Troy and Homer
Why Profit Need Not Be Wealth-Creating. The flaw in Adam Smith’s arguments. How National Economies Really Grow. The alternative system of Friedrich List, who recognised that real economics depends on nation-states. Adam Smith’s Friends and the birth of Conspiracy Theory. His connections to several influential individuals, including James Watt and John Robison. Robison believed in… Read More The Gap in Adam Smith’s doctrine
Doing a series of blogs on Quora about my holiday in China, see https://gwydionmw.quora.com/. More people would see it there than here, I suspect.
Why the sophistocated Chinese Empire could not modernise. Including details of the exceptional nature of European developments. And how Japan managed to modernise without uprooting its traditional culture. Also available as a PDF, Problems 21 – Imperial China.