I am in my 60s now, happily married and enjoy trying to play the Chromatic Button Accordion. Though I have been using computers for many years I am new to social media and published my first ebook in the tail end of 2016.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have always thought that knowledge was wasted if it was not shared. If people read what I write, they get to share in my thinking. In turn their comments share their thinking with me and hopefully we both benefit. I am interested in encouraging others to think for themselves and to question what they read and are told. If they end up disagreeing with me that's fine too. I guess the worst outcome would be to write something and then for no one to read it.
What are you working on next?
For a long time I have wanted to write a book about basic economic ideas. Not an economics text book, but something that was easily accessible and to which people could relate. Something that encourages people to think and to question. It would be great if people started demanding better answers from their politicians and actively sought to look beyond the sound bites. An understanding of some simple basic economic concepts can open up whole new lines of thinking and open people up to all kinds of new possibilities.
In June 2016 the United Kingdom held the European Union Referendum. The result has been almost universally interpreted as a win for those who want the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. This book challenges this interpretation of the EU Referendum result, arguing that the result was in fact a landslide in favour of Remain. It draws on a variety of evidence to justify this perspective.