Monthly Archives: July 2017

Outrage

I spent much of yesterday following up my not-so-new idea that social idleness correlated with (and caused?) increased longevity of life. It led me into reading about the condition of the working classes in England during the last few centuries, … Continue reading

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The Unknown Smoker

Yesterday I was considering contemporary Britain as an 88% idle society, in which only 12 people were needed to maintain every 100 people at a minimal standard of living, devoid of all luxuries or amusements. With 25% smoking prevalence, of … Continue reading

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Smoking Bans Reduce Company Profitability

Continuing with yesterday’s line of investigation… I mentioned yesterday that we not only make useful tools that make life easier for ourselves, but also amusements and pastimes with which to pass our idle hours. If the tools and technology we … Continue reading

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Stealing Our Freedom

A little Idle Theory: The One Good of Idle Theory is idle time, or free time. Freedom is free time, and it’s measured in hours. It’s what most working people experience at weekends. And a weekend is an extended Sunday … Continue reading

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Mathematical Warfare

Dick Puddlecote wrote yesterday: I’ve long believed that e-cigs carry the potential to expose the lies and hypocrisy of tobacco control.. Well, he might be right. I’ve always thought that the rapidity with which TC deemed e-cigs to be just … Continue reading

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The More Voices The Louder

I’m always glad to welcome a new smoker’s blog, particularly one by someone who has been a regular commenter on my blog for many years: Nisakiman. Such people are not competitors: they are companions or co-conspirators, and the more of … Continue reading

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Laughing As They Die

This stuck in mind: the story about the kids who laughed and jeered while a disabled man drowned. In a news story that sounds like something from Mad Max, a group of Florida teenagers who filmed themselves laughing and cracking … Continue reading

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