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This blog will reflect my interests in learning disabilities, nursing, nursing theory, philosophy and politics and my general interests in the arts and literature. (Nursing is an art as well as a science!) Philosophy and nursing have been intrinsically linked since the days of Socrates, his mother was a midwife, and taught him everything he knew!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Thinking Nurse Share Prices Soar

I dont own any shares myself, and dont go in much for share trading (I have always questioned the value priorities of a society that rewards it's stockbrokers vastly more than it's care staff!).

Nevertheless, I have found it hard to resist taking a sneaky peak at the 'blogshares' rating of this blog. Perhaps this is a sign that to paraphrase Marx, 'in any society, the ideas of the ruling class are the ruling ideas of that society'. Here I have been assessing the success of my blog, not by the quality of writing, or it's contribution of ideas to the blogosphere, but by it's success on a virtual stockmarket. Cultural hegemony has arrived at 'Thinking Nurse'.

Despite all this left-leaning hand wringing, I cannot deny the pleasure I felt when I realised that someone had felt it worthwhile to take a gamble on the future success of this blog, and even more delighted when I saw it was HypnoKitten who had bought them, a person whose speculation has netted her a 600,772,271,679.81% increase in her share values in ONE MONTH. Makes you wonder if she thinks Thinking Nurse is capable of a growth in value of such proportions! Perhaps, like George Soros, anything she invests in will attract a wave of 'copycat' investments, making her choice of shares a 'self-fulfilling prophecy'...

On the other hand, perhaps she plans a takeover bid, then to sack half the workforce, get the other half onto casual contracts, then split up the blog and sell the bits on at vast rates of profit...

Lucky for me that Blogshares is just a 'piece of fun' that mimics the capitalist system, without any of it's nastier consequences.

In the meantime 'Thinking Nurse' will remain entirely independent of any shareholders or advertisers, and continue to put out content totally free from any commercial considerations. By the way, I find GloopCo Chocolate bars a satisfying meal on their own, and enjoy two or three every lunchime. Every nurse should have one in her bag, next to the big diary with a massive elastic band and a giant paper clip...


At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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