Northern Dragon

… life in the twilight years of modern-day democracy …

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Binding the Beast

In 1776 the Scottish economist and philosopher, Adam Smith, released his magnum opus, “The Wealth of Nations” and laid the foundation for classical economic theory – and modern Capitalism. The world at that time was significantly simpler in many ways than it is today, and our knowledge of economics, sociology, and politics has advanced considerably since then. But underneath all of our modern-day complexity, the economic foundation is the same: […]

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The Baying of the Pack

There is a common superstition doing the rounds in our modern, Western democracies today. It is kept alive by hearsay, by greed, and – sadly – by the “wise words” of economists and politicians who have never actually been out in the real world and worked for a living. And it is repeated, again and again, as a sacred litany against all ills in our economy: “Privatisation is good!” Which […]

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The Essays

I have published two essays here on my blog; a compilation of my present posts for those of you who may be interested in longer texts – and in reading my posts in sequence: “The Shape of Reality” and “The Sickness Within” They do not contain new material, apart from a small preamble, but seeing the whole thing as a coherent and logical argument may be both useful and interesting. […]

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Born in Blood

Society today rests on a fundament of principles. World views. Things which we believe to be absolutely true and eternally valid. One of those – in some ways by far the most important of them – is the idea of democracy. Democracy (literally: rule by the people) is the glue which links all of the various elements of our society together. It is made possible by the essential idea that […]

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The Voice of the Dragon

We live in the last, golden days of the Age of Enlightenment. Already the old institutions are crumbling into decay. Slowly, ever so slowly – and ever so inexorably. The world is no longer what it was. That, of course, is always the case. But the world to come… that world will have little enough of light in it. In saying this, do I sound just like those doomsday prophets […]

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