Our New Blog:
Frames How the news is framed, and
how it affects your brain. Updated weekly as a
blog. Also on Twitter.
(This blog replaces our regular "news"
How to Avoid Responsibilities
Donít read this if youíre a responsible
member of the community.
Coercion With a Smile
Friendly "persuasion" or Orwellian
doublespeak? The coercive tricks of corporate/government
Finding Your Purpose
Donít be a slave to the purposes of others.
Why you donít have to earn a living.
How to Stop Worrying
Some useful psychological gimmicks.
Exposing work myths. Useful facts & figures.
Your Duty to Phone In Sick
Phoning in sick is the best thing you
can do for the economy.
A 15-minute hedonistic de-anxietiser.
Avoiding the media to keep your sanity.
Thinking The type of positive thinking
that needn't upset pessimists.
our new column for the Guardian newspaper.
Frames Our new blog. How the news
is framed, and how it affects your brain. Also
Diary of Distractions
Our media diary (archive only - now replaced
by our blog).
Rant Short, topical,
opinionated pieces. Regularly updated.
Our free monthly email newsletter. The latest
news, reviews and notifications of website updates.
FAQ / Contact
Details Background info on Anxiety
Lazy Persons Guide
to Power Our 200-page ebook is available
to download when you make a small donation.
Large collection (50+ pages) of designs
for stickers, posters and postcards. High quality
images for printing.
Family Values Generator
Randomly generates the tender, caring
environment of a stable family upbringing. Well,
Zombie Plus Loyalty Card
Shopping for the undead, with our all-purpose
loyalty card. Get yours here now! Genuine plastic.
Jokes This week:
jokes about radio show subversion, how to sack
people, 10 things not to say to the police,
Are You Moral?
Try our quiz to see if youíre "morally
The Guilt System
Your hidden, unresolved guilt makes you vulnerable.
How to undo it.
The Distraction System
Society turns focused people into distracted
automatons. Hedonistic focus to the rescue.
System How our economy depends on
The Disapproval System
How advertisers and propagandists exploit
our fear of disapproval.
The Inner Dictator
Think bad things and be unreasonably
Controlled by Words
Certain words function as social
control-mechanisms. You can easily identify
System Unsuspected metaphysical beliefs
control us, until we become aware of them.
The Propaganda System
Semantic propaganda, and how to defend
yourself against it.
Empire of Emotion
Emotion as a sold commodity, and as a
social control system. Who is pushing your emotional
How ruling authorities depend on "absolute
truths" to control people. And how they
How to Stupidise People
Prevent yourself from being stupidised!
crime headlines We noticed a pattern
of crime misreporting on BBC News Online
a consistent cherry-picking of "rises"
in crime (which often weren't rises at all).
BBC's Mark Easton (on
crime reporting) Our recent
correspondence with the BBC reporter about scaremongering
BBC crime reports.
An unpleasant new phenomenon. This article
approaches the subject via Marshall McLuhan's
"the medium is the message"
and Nietzsche's views on "morality".
A collection of statistics for refuting common
8,000 years of anti-social
behaviour Puts the current scare
over "yobs" into perspective. Includes
some great quotes from the distant past about
Crime Fixation Watch
On media exaggeration of crime. Featuring
Scaremonger Watch, Terrorist Watch,
CCTV Watch & Citizen Watch.
on crime Update on how crime rates
are distorted by the media.
Naivety TV Has
TV news disappeared up its own sophisticated
backside? We pose some big, naive,
National Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty in Offices. Our spoof charity
Letters to Newspapers
A lazy persons guide to getting
unconventional views published.
Survey Questions Outrage
How pollsters slant their questions to
get results fit for tabloid sensationalism.
Today's Sermon II
On how to distinguish between absolute
blame and practical blame, to avoid
hysterical blaming frenzies.
short article on the infectiousness of
stress/anxiety, and how best to avoid it.
Motivating the herd: a power-talk by
our CEO. Originally printed in Sleaze
Scheme for Full Employment
Well, sort of...
Office Rat Maze
The psychological control of employees. Originally
printed in the Idler.
Useful information about belief systems,
common sense, Naive Realism and
Stupid, Pointless Jobs
the growth of pointless jobs. If you
thought full employment was a good thing, think
Is Work Bad for You?
60% of UK employees dislike their jobs
and find their work pointless.
Clare Voyens ~ Anxiety
Aunt Weíve commissioned this famous
TV sex therapist to answer your personal problems.
She also lets you in on the secrets of sex in
Sadism in High Places
Sadism, slavery, the ruling class, authoritarian
society, Original Sin and the Queen of Englands
pheasant-strangling exploits. By Clare Voyens.
Repeating Thought Loops
Change your mind.
Zones Desirable, unhealthy, antisocial
escapes from reality are good for you when indulged
Appreciation of irony is falling rapidly amongst
the older age groups. Daily Mail readers
are particularly badly affected.
Household Debt &
Bank Rip-offs How banks profit from
the poor, the low-paid and the financially desperate.
Debt Trap The
high level of consumer debt, and how debt functions
as a social control mechanism.
Critical review of Steven Pinker's The Blank
Bullied by Corporate Finks
We use the word "caution" in
a T-shirt design. A designer-clothing brand
says we infringe their trademark.
Bluffer's Guide to Revolutionary
Economics Capitalism & socialism
aren't the only options. How to bluff expertise
on the alternatives.
Guía para el
economista inconformista Spanish
version of above.
The Bureaucracy Curse
Bureaucracy and the taboo of complaining.
Originally printed in the Idler.
Imposed time management systems make
you miserable, and they don't work.
Article on the philosophy behind Anxiety
Culture. Originally printed in the Idler
and later reprinted by The Guardian.
A leaflet (double-sided A4 sheet
needs Adobe Acrobat to view and print)
which is useful for rebutting all those tired
old clichés about the so-called free
The Puritan Work Ethic
Spend a day in bed.
The Beginning of the End
of Work 75% of work can be automated
(which could be a good thing).
A Critical Path
Primer Our easy-to-follow guide on
Buckminster Fuller's acclaimed and important
Metaphors The free market
seems like a myth. Monopoly anyone?