PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

GRAIN SUPPLIES – YOUR DAILY BREAD AND BEER

In the 12th & 13th Century, just as the Venetians monopolized spices,

so the Hanseatic League of Baltic states monopolized the grain market.-

Consumption escalated and famine resulted  due to bad harvests-

The new class who owned no land suffered shortages and inflated prices-

The same as today…….

World rulers could not afford to allow their subjects to die

The Romans record the earliest record of food handouts,

which continues to this day in Britain

There is a record of handouts through the Ages…

11th Century Chinese Emporer Ying Zoing dealt with food shortages by “regulative supplies”

State control of supplies – The State bought up surpluses, releasing it in bad times at an affordable price.

But once the supply exceeded demand in the German & Baltic States,

grain for bread and beer was so pleniful and cheap,

courtesy of the Hanseatic League,

farmers in western europe found it hardly worthwhile to go on growing their own.

(The Baltic Flour Mill on the Tyne in Gateshead)

Hence, in France and Britain it was vines for wines

or the huge increase in livestock breeding.

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Next SHEEP – a most attractive commercial proposition

 

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