The reactions to Brexit show its true significance

Summary: The two previous posts brought us to the edge of analysis about Brexit, beyond which lies guessing. But there are sparks by which we can see what might happen in the next few months. I've gathered some of them here for you. Sunrise or sunset for Britain? Elites & their courtiers consider it foolish … Continue reading The reactions to Brexit show its true significance

An anthropologist looks at Brexit: The World Changed Overnight

Summary: Anthropologist Maximilian Forte looks at aspects of Brexit seldom mentioned by the news media, and its long-term significance (beyond the immediate tantrums by institutional investors and traders). This is a follow-up to yesterday's Brexit was logical, neither racist nor irrational.   The World Changed Overnight By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology Posted with … Continue reading An anthropologist looks at Brexit: The World Changed Overnight

Brexit was logical, neither racist nor irrational

Summary: The campaign against Brexit featured fantastic predictions of doom (but seldom with much supporting fact or logic) and assertions that it was racist and irrational. Europe's elites resorted to these barrages of fear for good reason: the EU does so much for them. Here's a look at the costs to Europe's people, which journalists … Continue reading Brexit was logical, neither racist nor irrational

Politics of the EU: “Vanity and Venality”

Summary: Today Britain votes on the same choice Americans face in November -- choosing between a bad choice endorsed by ruling elites, and a leap into a probably worse unknown. Here's a brilliant analysis of Europe by Susan Watson (from 2013, still the best brief I've seen about the EU's politics). It reminds us why … Continue reading Politics of the EU: “Vanity and Venality”

Britain joins the shift from coal, taking us away from the climate nightmare

Summary: Burning coal contributes to pollution (many kinds) and is a major driver of anthropogenic climate change. Last month we looked at the good news from the US about the shift away from coal, and last week about the good news from China. Here's more good news from Britain. It is part of a global … Continue reading Britain joins the shift from coal, taking us away from the climate nightmare