The phase of the latest global crisis that began with some spectacular financial explosions in 2007-2008 is still with us. Now even the insect species has begun to get worried, as revealed in the latest Financial Times story headline: Caterpillar warns on global uncertainty.
To the best of my knowledge, insects receive neither pensions nor welfare payments. Nor do they have public sector jobs; nor do they depend upon the largesse delivered by the imperialist state in which they may reside. But you would have to be more dense than a 10-ton digger not to notice the intractable trouble.
Tony Norfield, 19 August 2012