Mutual incomprehension

This is how Chancellor Angela Merkel looks from the perspective of the Greek people. Daily, on television, in newspapers, and in everyday conversations, Merkel and Germany are portrayed as Nazis, engaged in an attempt to create a Fourth Reich....

The medicalisation of everyone

In 1975 Henry Gadsden, the chief executive of Merck, expressed his deeply felt frustration that the potential customers for his drug company's products were limited to people who had some treatable illness. He said he would like to be able to 'sell to...

Nanoseconds from god

As you may recall, back in September, a lot of religious folks seemed rather excited. The occasion of all this froth, strange to relate, was a scientific report from CERN, which claimed that some neutrinos had been observed to have travelled from...

How to save a country

Acting at the behest of the global finance capitalists, the IMF, EU and ECB troika imposed government in Greece have revealed the neoliberal solution to the hapless Greeks' economic problems. According to the puppet regime, this is the only way to...

Statistics obviously does not make news

A journalist at the Times died recently in a cycling accident in London. This event has resulted in the Times and many other journalists and social commentators loudly claiming that something needs to be done to make London safe for cyclists. Words...

The New Enlightenment

Human beings are getting smarter. And smarter. All the time. IQ tests have been around for over a hundred years. They have been routinely used to test children and adults ever since and in countries all over the globe. And those tests, whatever...