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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

I’m opening the blog to comments

Hi folks

I have decided to open up the blog to comments. I have a number of ongoing email conversations with readers, which I find valuable and enjoyable. During one of these my correspondent 'M' suggested this:

“You might want to expand your format and make it more dynamic. It is very static the way it's set up with just you talking. I had a friend who had a private blog and he included the comments to his writing which let people reply to each other. That way you get the opinions of and get to exchange opinions with a variety of posters”

So, that’s what I’m going to try out.  As from this post, all pieces will have comments open – please use it to put your own views across, find out what others think, tell me what I’m missing…whatever you like…or not :-)

My next piece is a three part series, Wednesday through Friday, entitled An Alien’s Guide to Human Folly’.  It’s been a lot of fun writing it – I hope you enjoy it.

Best wishes

MarkGB

An Alien’s Guide to Human Folly: Part 1 - Economists

A pathetic excuse for journalism