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Of Course Germany Can Spend A Military Budget – Ever Heard Of Maintenance?

There are times that I - or you - look at a political debate and...

A Barbecue Is What You Buy When You Want It To Rain

We might consider this to be the new European upgrade to the older British thought,...

Royal Weddings – And Assortative Mating – Increase Inequality

We were all half expecting the Independent to run with "Harold Wales married some American...

Economics

No, Seriously Folks, Data Is Not The New Oil

A commonplace of our times is that data is the new oil. An unfortunate thing...

Clear And Obvious Protectionism – A Cartel Forming – In The Napa Valley

We are all warned that the American economy is becoming more concentrated. There are fewer...

An Important Difference – Structural Or Cyclical Decline On The Railways?

This is an interesting little spanner being thrown in the works. For we've - as...

Business

The Observer On Sir Philip Green And BHS- How Does This Work Then?

It is necessary to ponder a moment to grasp the full idiocy of this view...

Apple’s $1.8 Billion Tax Backpayment To Ireland Is Not A Fine

It has to be said that there's a certain amusement that Apple is now paying...

Elon Musk Is So Traditional – Tesla’s Restructuring

There, right there on page 1, of Management for Dummies is the stricture that when...

Politics

Nationalised Network Rail Screws Up The East Coast Line – Therefore All Trains Must Be Nationalised

Chris Grayling has decided to take the East Coast franchise back into government ownership. Seems...

MPs Report Entirely Misses The Damn Point About Carillion’s Collapse

Frank Field and his mates on the Commons work and pensions committee really do have...

The Delusion of Rent Controls

Rent control is one of those policies so simple that politicians are drawn to it...

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