I have decided to follow Tom Hickey's lead and refrain in future from including in any of my posts or comments links to websites that charge for online access. Considering my core 2013 new year's resolutions were "If it's not free, I don't want it" and "If it pays, I won't do it", this should have been my stance months ago. This rule will be applied not only to online newspapers but also academic journals and other websites. As time permits, I will remove old links to pay sites and replace them, if necessary for clarity, with the title of the article or post. I am aware that there are currently ways to get around many of these fees, but I choose to be inconsolable on this issue. Information wants to be free.
Some may feel that a post on economics might be in order. Perhaps a comment or two on the "Positive Money" proposal that has recently been explained in plain language? But it's hard to care about economics some days. So instead I migrated to YouTube and began listening to Peter & Kerry who, according to the Guardian (here), is the band "least likely to split an infinitive". That seems pretext enough for featuring them in a post.
Okay, some may consider this to be way out there, even by heteconomist standards. I'm not sure how well known this is, but some say – at least two people say – that Jesus and Mary Magdalene have reincarnated on earth and reside in my country. Hidden under a rock as I am, heteconomist is usually the last blog to get up to speed on anything. In the end, however, very little slips through the net. In the eternal quest for truth, my internet surfing has become increasingly wide-ranging and frenetic, lurching from economics to philosophy to science to standup comedy to spirituality to psychology to pop music to health advice to lifestyle tips in search of freely dispensed wisdom.