Friday, 8 May 2015

A couple of links…

Just a special note for a UK election Friday: if you’ve been hanging out for a run-down on the British election featuring beer – and let’s face it, who hasn’t – then Neil Miller’s latest Malthouse blog 'Beer, British politics and Boris Johnson' is probably the second-best place to start (and try his favourite bus-stop beer, and you’ll soon be finished).

But if you were wondering why the Euro Zone is beginning to look more like meltdown-zone in “the markets” this morning, you might prefer David Stockman’s reminder that centrally-driven market highs have nothing to do with economics – whereas the busts they generate certainly do.

And finally (yes, that’s more than a couple, but they say it’s always better to under-promise and over-deliver) if you’d like a simple explanation of why art became ugly – why we need to see in our galleries Millie Brown’s vomit, Tracy Emin’s sheets and a boy buggering a goat -- then you need Stephen Hicks’s piece on emptiness and nausea in modern art. Because unlike Stephen, those alleged artists have nothing to say.

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