"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"
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Now, at the very last minute, there are frantic attempts to cobble together some sort of plan, any plan, to avert a catastrophic collapse of the euro - which would send the world spinning into chaos. Jean-Claude Trichet, head of the European Central Bank, urged government leaders to “demonstrate their sense of direction” and a spooked Barack Obama - terrified of the implications for an already recession-hit United States - declared that Europe’s financial crisis is “scaring the world” and that the actions taken so far by its leaders “haven’t been as quick as they need to be”. But there is an oppressive sense that events are running out of control and that it could all be too little, too late.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Everyone can see the danger of a crash, from the IMF to the Financial Times. But instead of solutions from authoritative leaders, there is only short-term expediency - no Marshall Plan no New Deal. Definitely no Keynes. Just walking in front of the train instead. What irrationality. This is tantamount to collective suicide, given the very real danger that in the next recession it will be countries going down - and dragging the banks and other financial institutions down with them.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
More bluntly, the ICB’s reform proposals are pie in the sky. The world will not stand idly by until 2019 while the UK in glorious isolation gets its banking act together - we are in crisis now. Fear and panic is spreading throughout the euro zone, not dissipating, and will have near immediate and massive repercussions for the UK’s banking/financial sector.