Commonweal and Resilience

A new report out that Spudda likes from some Scots blokes. Which says:

where economic activity is not
concentrated in a few geographical areas.

That’s a good thing, a wide distribution of economic activity.

very long ‘just-in-time’
supply chains,

That’s a bad thing, a wide distribution of economic activity.

They’re cretins in short. But then Snippa’s approval is going to push us toward that conclusion anyway….

11 thoughts on “Commonweal and Resilience”

  1. I rather like the bit in the summary that says ” Scotland has particular opportunities in sectors such as energy, timber, food, human resources, innovation and our land”

    It’s tempting to ask them to go into more details about how Scotland can make better use of its land, what makes Scotland a great place to produce food etc. Is farmed salmon the answer?

  2. Scotland has the same problem with its land as Japan – a lot of it goes up and down rather than left and right. This means things tend to roll.

  3. The Resilience report thinks that Communist China lying about, and concealing the outbreak of, a major new disease, persecuting the whistleblowers until public outrage about the death of one of them made that tactic ineffective, and blustering thereafter is a failure of free market economics.
    What did Tim call them?
    But they aren’t really cretins – too devious for that. They give a list of characteristics of a resilient society that includes three items that truly make for reslilience – community cohesion and public trust are strong and participation is high – in among the fairy-tale “public infrastructure and services are top quality and readily accessible” and incompatible therewith “inequality is low”.

  4. Who needs Ritchie when we have Boris & Sunak doing it anyway?

    Delingpole: Britain Unleashes a Green New Deal to Kill What’s Left of the Economy
    – UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has found an ingenious scheme to ensure that Britain never recovers from the economic damage caused by the lockdown: a ‘green industrial revolution.’
    – Another study, this time in the UK, found that for every green job created by government ‘investment’ in the renewables industry, 3.7 jobs were destroyed in the real economy.”

    Sunak’s plan to squander yet more taxpayers’ money on green, crony-capitalist boondoggles is depressing but not remotely surprising. The problem is how do rid parliament of these economy destroying lunatics whose actions hit the poorest most?

  5. @Jussi
    Clapping seals ended last week. Replacement Boo For Boris trial run not as hoped for

    We had one Clapping seal last week, female. Result over the weeks was zeroes then 2,1,2,2,1

  6. “A green industrial revolution is a bit like the original industrial revolution, except for one or two crucial differences: instead of boosting prosperity, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth, it does the exact opposite.”

    And an important difference: the industrial revelotion had no government involvement, it was private individuals interacting with private individuals satisfying private needs and wants, risking private money, with the government variously between keeping the **** out of the way and contemptously ignoring it.

  7. I love the way they think they can wish innovation to happen. In a system where risk isn’t well rewarded, why would you innovate?

  8. Scotland has particular opportunities in sectors such as energy, timber, food, human resources, innovation and our land”

    I can’t say much about the others but given how many HR skirts share the same incompetent totalitarian tendencies as the Scots, I say they are already world leaders.

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