Excuse me sir, I think you’ve had enough.

Increasing marginalisation of students. Riots in the capital and beyond. Unemployment* rates through the roof.** We can all surely agree that we’re in a bit of a state here

And now breweries are being threatened.

Well, that’s not the entireity of the article. Maybe I’m simplifying it a bit too much. There’s very little beer, and very much talk about the loans required to make beer on a large-ish scale. Apparently, such loans for such fledgeling companies as The Fun Fair Brewery are incredibly hard to get at. Even brewers, which I don’t need to be told are stable sellers,*** are having trouble getting hold of the money to set up pubs and the like.

I can’t help but think that this is a bit of an overreaction to one of the causes of the recession. You see, in my feeble, unfinancial world, the recession happened because banks were loaning people too much, and couldn’t recoup their losses. And now we’re in a situation whereby the economy is incapable of recouping it’s own losses and digging itself out of this mess caused by these banks because the very businesses that would get us out of this don’t have the loans to get started. They just can’t seem to get the balance right.

Seriously, it’d be nice to one day read an article with the headline “Financier Saves Kitten From Tree” or “Banker Exposes Fraud And Incompetence”. Anyone hoping to go into banking or accountancy, please make that your aim. You know, while you’re employed, yet cannot find a decent pint.

* Including my own, but that’s either beside the point or a central part.

** And yet still grossly misread by the news and politicians alike.

*** Can you think of a time, recession or not, when people don’t need vast quantities of beer. Recession? Drown your sorrows. Business boom? Celebrations are in order. I’m sure that career-wise, brewers are about as stable as farmers and snipers.

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Posted on August 24, 2011, in Normal Type, Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You linked to TV Tropes! Damn you, Mr Oswald. *shakes fist ineffectively while spending the rest of the evening on that website*

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