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Do we really need countries any more?

People are constantly moaning about the state of the country they live in and the government, believing that the party they support could do a much better job than the one currently doing it.

Then there’s an election and the government is replaced and they’re usually just as shit as the one previously but their supporters are happy because they got the government they voted for.

On top of that, countries often have massive debts and continue to accrue even more debts.

Now, if this country was run by one or more corporations, would this be better for the country? Would they allow themselves to run at a constant loss when faced with the ire of shareholders?

Would they enter into costly wars? Would they even need to enter into wars? Would we – finally – get to see a real robocop on our streets?

Who knows, but wouldn’t it be fun writing about a world that was like this? That’s right, this isn’t about me being all political, it’s about me planting a brain seed.

Have fun writing!

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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