On the day that our greatest industrial benefactor, British Aerospace (BAE) announces it's sacked 3,000 skilled workers because the demand side seems to be drying up (possibly due to the falling off in their traditional customer base of fascistic murderous dictatorships), it's obvious that our economy needs to rebuild its manufacturing base around a different paradigm, and I'm pleased to announce that I have found the answer - self-perpetuating words!
I am not talking about the magnificent energies that are dedicated every minute to the generation of literature, constructive journalism, poetry and lyrics, or even blogs: all of these engender real outcomes, whether tangible, intellectual or, sometimes, emotional. I am talking about factories which produce and engender nothing but words which in turn produce and engender nothing but more words, until they end up with a miasma of self-perpetuating verbiage, like one of those fractal images that dissolve forever into themselves without anything new ever emerging.
you need to look at this to see what I mean
So, Think Tanks looks like our only growth industry. If this is so, let's encourage more of them, by whatever monetary, fiscal or nudge measures we can manage. Shall we start one? Nah, we probably don't need to. That list is a year old, and just today I noticed three new ones: 'The Council for the National Interest', 'The Human City Institute', and 'The Financial Inclusion Centre'. They should be able to sort it out between them.