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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. I put this up earlier today:

    Run ants, run…

  2. Honestly… I watched this persons, and I feel generous describing him as a person, ideas and quite honestly I’m not impressed. He talks about dreaming of the next depression as if the collective suffering of millions/billions mean little to him in the face if his profits. The guy gives a new face to the concept of evil and if
    GS runs the world it is because of men like this. Keep your money out of the Market and out of hedgefunds and people like this will become extinct.
    Invest local, eat local, live local and let the hedge fund dushes go the way of the dinosaur.

  3. Agreed. I guess we all knew that the financial markets weren’t really acting in our favour, but it’s certainly nice to hear it from the horse’s mouth. 

  4. Nicely post, Eric! (I always said you should start a political blog…)

  5. I quite warm to him.

  6. You’ve not got him wheeling and dealing with your novel advances have you? (How else could you afford one of those *fancy* desks…)

  7. Sadly, it’s an old story. Remember Virgil’s “Auri sacra fames”, at the dawn of the Roman Empire.

  8. Sadly, it’s an old story. Remember Virgil’s “Auri sacra fames” at the dawn of the Roman Empire!

  9. I’d not heard of that, for my sins… But thank you for the highbrow reference! 

  10. Guilty as charged! :-$ I’m old enough to have learned plenty of Latin. And I like the sound of it.
    Moreover, the ambivalence of the idea of “sacred” is interesting. We completely lost it but here it applies. Sacred isn’t only something holy to revere but also something to keep apart, alien and sometimes terrible. It seems we let loose among us something which should have been kept apart.