Your top 10 Golem XIV posts – Updatedby Golem XIV on JANUARY 1, 2012 in LATESTI have a favour to ask.
My friend Mark Tanner phoned me the other day to ask if I was going to enter the blog for the Orwell Prize. I said I hadn’t thought about it. There was a tolerant silence followed by a gentle suggestion that I do think about it. I have and …well, why not. I never win these things because there is pretty stiff competition but what’s the point in not even entering.
To enter you have to submit 10 blog posts from the last year. So my favour is to ask any of you who feel like it, to suggest your top 10 or top 5 or however many you think are worth submitting. If, between us, we can come up with 10 we feel are worth asking the judges to read, I’ll submit them. The entry has to be in – by email – by Jan 10th.
I will quite understand if you don’t have the time but I thought I’d ask which worked for you.
Thanks to all of you. For both the kind comments and your suggestions. I added up your votes for particular pieces, added one of my own and here they are.
Liars Lexicon – Mark to Market 1st Feb
Regulatory Arbitrage – What bankers don’t have to tell us 3rd March
The New Normal 15th May
How to Destroy the Web of Debt 26th May
World Wide Credulity Crunch 22nd September
Risk – tricky stuff 15th November
Debt or Taxes – the battle of our time 23rd November
The Hammer of Debt 5th December
Plan B – How to loot nations and their banks legally 15th Decmeber
The Miracle of Solvency 29th December
I would like to express both my sincerest apologies to Hawkeye for not being able to include any of his pieces and to thank him for his wonderful contributions to this blog. The conditions of the Orwell prize are that you can only submit your own work. Otherwise I would have definitely submitted both Wall Street Fiddles and Irresponsible Borrowing and irresponsible Lending.
Green Party Politiican, Film Maker and Financial reform Activist