Friday, 18 November 2011
A word about Cassandra
In ancient Greece Cassandra was the person who told the unpalatable truth, the things the politicians of the day would rather the general populace did not know. Much later, in the 1950s a man whose real name was Connolly but who was a brilliant writer had a regular column in the Daily Mirror where he wrote under the name "Cassandra". Back then I was a great admirer and aspired to immitate him. This is my attempt to do just that. I welcome comments, especially those that come from people who are willing to use their expertise to expose errors in my statements about economic theory and history. We live in worrying times and it is incumbent on us all to try to understand what the problem is and how to solve it.