Debt – In the Long Run

Yesterday I wrote about the changing role of banks in tax evasion. At one time banks across the world facilitated tax evasion, but are now by the enactment of new laws becoming key players in preventing tax evasion. “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws” Mayer Amschel Rothschild is said to have stated. It may have taken three hundred years but the politicians elected to enact laws, may have now understood that governments must not let bankers either issue or control a nation’s money. Continue reading

In the Long Run We Are All Dead..

In the long run we are all dead, but saying that is less accurate than saying at the end of the day is night. Of course we are all dead in the long run, whether measured over our life time, the life times of our friends and family or the lifetimes of everyone in the world. Taken further it seems that when the sun dies, as die it will, we shall all be dead, whoever we are and whatever being dead means. And that is the issue; we know death as a definition (and sometimes a woolly definition), but we do not know what death is and what death means. That is why saying in the long run we are all dead is not helpful to understanding what our lives are and death and without that we cannot understand what death means to our lives. Instead of “in the long run we are all dead” we should know “in the long run, we are all ignorant”.