Global Finance Capital and Transnational corporate monopolies have become too big, Government? What Government!

Towards the end of 2018, I started actively seeking opportunities to go back into business. After having a bad GFC in 2008-2012 essentially I would be starting from scratch and initially decided to look at setting up a fully automated motel chain based around the Internet of Things and EV charging, building motel rooms across the Scandics on a budget hub format was something I had seen succeeding in the budget city visit market and with some adaptation, it seemed like a good format to explore

I found that being a start-up in the Scandics essentially meant joining some sort of State connected incubator scheme if the Swedish banks were to be attracted to providing debt finance and after trying to find a local partner and failing I decided to look at taking the concept across the North Sea and back to my Native UK.
I visited the UK in January 2020 and found a vibrant London and a site that our Hub motel format would suit in an inner city location in Charlotte Street in London looking at the options to build out our concept in the city lead me to a burgeoning scene for adopting system factory building systems to residential development and upon further research into the potential of building affordable homes for sale it became apparent that there was a more attractive opportunity in looking to build homes for a growing number of disaffected younger people facing ever-increasing rentals and house prices and no prospect of buying their own home.
Over three years in and it has become increasingly clear how dysfunctional the capital and equity markets and debt funding conduits into the economy have become.
House building is a fundamental mainstay of any modern economy, sadly as with so much else in the modern financialised economy the priorities one would intuitively expect to see have been inverted the rules of the game have become distorted and favour a broken model led by dinosaurs of finance and the paid lackeys we call our Government who seem clueless as to how to address the basic human right of providing shelter to its population.

It was after returning from my January 2020 London business trip that the Covid19 shock hit. Living in Sweden and traveling regularly between Sweden and the UK as Lockdowns in the UK permitted was an interesting window into How differently the response to a “Flu type

potential pandemic” was treated by three different governments and actually 5 different governments as I flew via Charles de Gaulle on one occasion as my PCR test for some reason allowed me to enter the UK from France but not directly from Denmark.

Towards the end of 2021, it seemed to me that people had had their fill of being arbitrarily placed under house arrest and subjected to the excesses of “Little Hitler, Jobsworths” who always seem to thrive in bureaucratic environments, I planned a trip to the Uk at the beginning of 2022 and looked forward to a series of in-person meetings brimming with optimism and enthusiasm as January drew on and my still required quarantine period drew to an end my meetings were canceled through a combination of Bad weather, industrial action and then the start of the Ukraine war, one huge uncertainty the Covid bureaucracy was replaced by another which in turn lead to a narrative of Cost of living Crisis.

Which of course was also in large part due to an incompetent and corrupt response to the Covid 19 Flu Type “Potential Pandemic”.

At this point in this episode of thinking out loud in public the overwhelming temptation is to cut to the chase, but what is the chase what is the point? I can only say what the point is from my point of view. I am an entrepreneur and businessman, I wish to make my contribution to the Uk economy and make a level of profit for my shareholders and myself as well as provide a valued service to my customers. It has been very difficult to do that for the past 3 years, and I see no sign that it will become any easier over the next year or so. At the age of 58 and having been around the block a few times I do have something to compare the current outlook to,  I have been in business across 5 decades the 80’s 90s, naughties,twenteens, and now Twenty ’20s.

Global Finance Capital and Transnational corporate monopolies have become too big, these behemoths are not wealth creators and are certainly not friendly to local democracies.

Edmund Burke said something about such times as these.

“The people have no interest in disorder. When they do wrong, it is their error, and not their crime. But with the governing part of the State it is far otherwise. They certainly may act ill by design, as well as by mistake. “Les révolutions qui arrivent dans les grands états ne sont point un effect du hasard, ni du caprice des peuples. Rien ne révolte les grands d’un royaume comme un Gouvernoment foible et dérangé. Pour la populace, ce n’est jamais par envie d’attaquer qu’elle se soulève, mais par impatience de souffrir.” These are the words of a great man, of a Minister of State, and a zealous assertor of Monarchy. They are applied to the system of favouritism which was adopted by Henry the Third of France, and to the dreadful consequences it produced. What he says of revolutions is equally true of all great disturbances. If this presumption in favour of the subjects against the trustees of power be not the more probable, I am sure it is the more comfortable speculation, because it is more easy to change an Administration than to reform a people. ”

Edmund Burke, These present discontents. 1769,

MARCH 9, 2019

Vlad the Bad, the Impaler and tyrant, the oligarchical, novichock wielding, golden shower snapping, election trolling cyberpunk, mini mi blofeld, pussy stroking barebacked riding, poof bashing, climate denying, ex-spy, commie, red, suspected vampire……Why the EU needs a Penis Enlargement operation.

JANUARY 19, 2019

50 years Behind Hand, Edmund Burke and Radio Free Europe.


“A great deal of the furniture of ancient tyranny is worn to rags; the rest is entirely out of fashion.  Besides, there are few statesmen so very clumsy and awkward in their business as to fall into the identical snare which has proved fatal to their predecessors.  When an arbitrary imposition is attempted upon the subject, undoubtedly it will not bear on its forehead the name of SHIP-MONEY  There is no danger that an extension of the Forest laws should be the chosen mode of oppression in this age.  And when we hear any instance of ministerial rapacity to the prejudice of the rights of private life, it will certainly not be the exaction of two hundred pullets, from a woman of fashion, for leave to lie with her own husband”.

FEBRUARY 24, 2019

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Government? What Government!


Author: rogerglewis

Real Estate Entrepreneur.

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