"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
Monday, October 31, 2011
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Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This is clearly unsustainable and Italy ’s mountain of debt is set to reach somewhere in the region of €1 trillion. Without drastic action, like a write-off or bailout - something - Italy could find itself sliding into default and near bankruptcy. If that were to occur, Greece could be the least of the euro zone’s worries - a mere storm in a teacup. Italy may be too big to fail, but it is increasingly becoming too big to bail out. Not to mention Portugal , Spain , Ireland , etc - what is to be done about them if the situation spins out of control?
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
What Geithner really meant was that the entire euro zone project was in very real danger of imminent collapse unless European leaders came up soon with the “bold” and “decisive” action they have been promising for weeks now. Failure to do so, obviously, would have catastrophic consequences for the world economy, heralding a new depression. Then it would just be a question of exactly how many banks and financial institutions collapse, and in turn how many new ‘failed states’ were created in the process. One thing that is absolutely guaranteed is that under such calamitous conditions it would be the working class which gets hammered into the ground by a despairing bourgeoisie out to save its own skin - either that or the mutual ruination of all classes, as Karl Marx warned in the Communist manifesto.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Of course, just like in Ireland, there will almost certainly be another vote - and the pressure will be on to vote ‘correctly’ this time. In all likelihood, by one means or another, the Slovakian parliament will eventually consent to the new mega-EFSF. But it is by no means a complete certainty and any further delay in ratifying the new EFSF mechanism could prove to be disastrous. The clock is ticking against the euro zone project. Greece is not going to magically go away and a ‘disorderly’ default by the Greek government could deliver an absolutely devastating blow to European banks, causing lending to freeze up.