Eric Priezkalns

#FlushLush: The Tax, Pay and Profiteering Vices of a Virtue-Signalling Cosmetics Business

#FlushLush: The Tax, Pay and Profiteering Vices of a Virtue-Signalling Cosmetics Business

They get fined for not paying their taxes, they broke the law on dividend payments and their top director enjoys an enormously excessive pay package, but Lush is a luxury cosmetics empire that thinks justice requires them to engage in crude and divisive political campaigning to the detriment of thousands of public servants.

There Is No End

There Is No End

A poem that reworks and builds upon lyrics written by Jim Morrison.

Night Is Upon Us

Night Is Upon Us

Night is upon us,
So predictable, yet so unexpected.
We anticipated all would glow ever brighter until we were bathed in perpetual gold,
But now we are surrounded by absence.

Never Mind They Know It All

Never Mind They Know It All

A poem about big internet businesses paying mind to the details when so many others did not.

Do the Airport Shuffle

Do the Airport Shuffle

There are many things you can carry on to an airplane so long as you are prepared to keep moving them from one pocket to another.

Goodbye to Sci Phi Journal et al.

Goodbye to Sci Phi Journal et al.

Sometimes it is easiest to thank people without letting them know.

Brexit and Social Mobility

Brexit and Social Mobility

New research on social mobility is suggestive of a relationship with voting behaviour in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

A Brief Guide to Cultural Appropriation at Halloween as Written for Stupid Americans

A Brief Guide to Cultural Appropriation at Halloween as Written for Stupid Americans

Citizens of the USA find it increasingly difficult to know what to wear at Halloween parties. Some simple rules should help them understand that almost every costume is an insult to somebody or other.

News Broadcasting Is Dying; Embrace the Narrowcast

News Broadcasting Is Dying; Embrace the Narrowcast

BBC journalist Nick Robinson argues for more alternative opinions to be broadcast, but the best way to encourage alternatives is through many narrowcasters, not one broadcaster pretending to be all things to all people.

The Tragedy of Great Stories

The Tragedy of Great Stories

One reason I began writing stories was because I felt unsatisfied with many of the stories I would read. When it comes to modern fiction, it often feels like the writer has an agenda which they are determined to hammer into my skull. Perhaps that just means I am out of keeping with the times…