Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tesco Empire


I'm always incredibly suspicious of any people who call themselves dieticians. Surely it's a non-job that's based solely on common sense?

Bought Hay 'The Humanure Handbook', a seminal text on composting toilets. She was reading it over the weekend - said it was shit book...

Been reading another biography of Alexander the Great. One tends to think of him ruling a vast area comprising Greece, Asia Minor, Persia, Egypt and parts of India and Afghanistan in its entirety, but in reality he took only a few rich, key cities and the surrounding land upon which they depended for markets and governance. Strategic cities and transport corridors were the key to his winning an empire, while most of the remoter tribes in the areas nominally under his control remained fully independent - they simply weren't worth the effort as there was nothing to gain in tax revenue. Alexander's empire was one of corridors, not vast, contiguous tracts of land - a bit like the way ISIS is operating today. It just goes to show how civilization, which produced the centralisation of markets and associated concentration of wealth, is the temptation that causes large scale wars. Occupy Tesco and Britain is yours - occupy Lidl and Aldi and half Europe is yours!


1 comment:

  1. Occupy Waitrose and you just believe half of Britain is yours..

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