The notable glibness with which the writer throws off chains of causation August 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

I have nothing to say, really, I just wanted to repeat a lovely phrase from the comments to the post before last.

Things here will be slow and less finance-oriented here for a little while for two reasons: firstly, I have been intending to move this blog away from blogger for some time, and I really want time to look into that. Secondly, the spectacle of the utter failure of reform is depressing me slightly, if not causing a Touretteish Torrent.

One Response to “The notable glibness with which the writer throws off chains of causation”

  1. Don't be totally disheartened: sometimes the conditions are right for a revolution, but most times reform comes slowly and on top of a lot of difficult political and technical work. Keep working on the ground conditions, keep making small sensible changes where you can, and one day it will all suddenly seem to be coming round. Seems to be working for me, anyways… Oh, and never expect credit; nobody ever gets credit for things that are 'obvious', even if they're Kuhnian* 'obvious in hindsight' things.

    * Kuhn "structure of scientific revolutions"; classic 'why science is really difficult' text.