Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On this day

in 1812, Poet Lord Byron gave his first address as a member of the House of Lords. He argued in defence of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.

I had realised that the celebocracy had started so long ago. He may have been a good poet (I flunked English big time so won't judge) but he was certainly no economist