Swatting at Magpies

At the outset, I’d like to wish everybody subscribed to my blog a happy new year. I personally am not overly superstitious, but it appears to me that ending a year with ’13’ in it can only be a good thing.…

Thinking like a State

There is this quote from Keynes which has always appealed to me:

“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.”

Now, this idea of escaping our prejudices is one that I’m obsessed with as in my perspective it’s often what holds us back from being able to cobble together something original.…