Salmon(d) Swimming Opposite the Farage of Silicon
Two very different articles were released from two different publications about two very distinct types of people. The first article was about Alex Salmond criticising Nigel Farage’s visit to Scotland, and the second about young entrepreneurs flocking to London, a new tech base.
They are connected by one thing; the break up of the U.K. Here’s why.
The actions of young entrepreneurs versus the actions of these political twerps with their heads on spikes actually have the power of life and death over the economy.
Eurgh, yes, writing about the economy worries me as much as it worries you. The economy is controlled far more by impulse and irrationality than even the Middle Eastern Conflict, yet it is the ultimate measure on the health of a country.
It’s a tedious subject, though, because we merely approach it through numbers. This is the rational side, the side that makes money as opposed to frittering it when we think we have money, or crying when we realise: Er, no, we don’t.
Indeed, when we believe we have money, we are happy to follow any idiot, who says what we want to hear, all the way to the sea. We will follow the current of mortgages, loans and credit cards.
Numerical controls are also inaccurate, for the economy is, as I said, powered by the unpredictability of human emotions. Try measuring a human emotion quantitatively!
Bankers claim they have control, but they can’t control their hedonistic consumption (visit any Square Mile establishment).
Try making me believe they’re pulling the puppet strings, when the puppet is possessed and telling its own lies with its own nose growing uncontrollably.
No, the economy is not numbers; it’s promises, based entirely on a biscuit, crumbly layer of trust, that are accepted when an incentive to act arises. Salmond and Farage make a promise to their zombies (I mean, followers) and they have the incentive to believe for they think it will benefit them. Thus, they begin to change the face of the economy as people react to their actions
Meanwhile, an entrepreneur makes a promise to their zombies (I mean, investors) and they have the incentive to believe for they think it will benefit them. Thus, they begin to change the face of the economy as people react to their actions.
The end point here is that Farage and Salmon, and those entrepreneurs in London, whether they claim British jobs are for British people (so if we fall short, can we use children again like in the good old days?) or claim that their app to store all apps in one place will be a roaring success, they push against the current and convince others to follow.
To what end?
Oh, you mean the point I’m making. It’s the break up of the U.K I’m talking about.
Based on these flimsy promises, Farage will drag us salmon out of Europe, against the stream of the English Channel.
Based on these flimsy promises, Salmond will drag us salmon apart, splitting the current shard by England and Scotland.
Based on these flimsy promises, the entrepreneurs will hopefully save our salmon arses from the bear at the riverside.
Have a great weekend.
The picture of the salmon (The Church Restaurant, Northampton)