Collecting

Pocket Torches

Following on from my article on pocket knives, here is one on my pocket torch collection. As with the knife article, I will focus on form and function rather than a lot of technical information. [more…]

Economics

What is Money?

Introduction Everybody knows how to use money, but very few people understand what it really is, or how it works. You might think people who work in finance and banking understand money, but I’ve not [more…]

Authoritarianism

Re-reading 1984

from Imgflip Meme Generator I first read George Orwell’s 1984 sometime around 1990.  I recalled it as a bleak science fiction story about one man, Winston Smith, who attempts to rebel against a particularly evil [more…]