If This Doesn’t Scare The Hell Out Of You Then Nothing Will

Ms. Ursula Von Der Layen is making a pitch for the European Union to be the censor of social media. No, really, she is: Echoing...

Getting The Future Wrong

When the first DeLorean rolled off the production line on January 21st, 1981, it looked gorgeous. With its gull-wing doors and brushed stainless steel...

Dr. Madsen Pirie: When Others Interpret Our Inner Selves

There is a very insightful and thought-provoking piece by Kit Wilson in CapX, making the point that “These days the worst left-wing ideas come...

Sociologist Can’t Do Sociology

The list of things that sociologists are capable of doing is not long. But we would, sorta, maybe, hope that they'd be able to...

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Dr. Madsen Pirie: Airbus A380 – Not A Happy Birthday

The first prototype of the Airbus A380 was revealed to the world at Toulouse 16 years ago on January 18th, 2005. It was a...

Lord Sumption’s Right Of Course, Even If Impolitic

The thing is, so is the cancer ridden biddy arguing with him right. It's just that they're both right in different logical realms: A former...

What Were the Chinese Thinking, Part 2?

From Esteban: Last April I wrote piece for CT wondering why the Chinese government lied about the Kung Flu, greatly increasing the damage to the...

Are We Going To Be On Flight 93, or Flight 77?

On the day two aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, two other aircraft were also hijacked – Flight 93 was headed for...

Hasn’t Anyone Told Bryce Covert This Yet?

That the people who write Salon, or Vox, might not be all and entirely up to date with reality isn't that much of a...

Dr. Madsen Pirie: The Lesson of Prohibition

The past can only teach us lessons if we are ready to learn from it. 101 years ago, on January 17th 1920, the Volstead...

Dr. Madsen Pirie: How The BBC Went Astray

The BBC’s reputation as an impartial public service broadcaster has been undermined by what seems to many outsiders to be an internal culture of...

People Who Don’t Understand Business

From our Swindon Correspondent: From the FT Yet there will be nerves at the top of government about how a shake-up of employment rights will be received...

That EU Aid Hasn’t Arrived Yet

One of the things we've seen this past year is the inefficiency - the sheer unfitness for duty - of the European Union economic...

Doesn’t This Just Kill The CEOs Are Overpaid Argument

There are those who insist that CEOs are overpaid. What shareholders do with their own money is not, of course, something to be determined...

The Northern Ireland Running Out Of Food Story

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OK, bits of paperwork, sand in the gears of trade: Bosses of the UK's largest supermarkets have warned "urgent intervention" is needed by the Government...

To Explain Why Quantitative Easing Will Be Reversed

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The short answer is because inflation. The longer answer is because maybe inflation. Just so we're clear on that. As to why, it's all...

Larry Flynt Springs To Mind

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From our Swindon Correspondent: From CNET Online commerce and payment services have stopped the flow of money to Trump-related accounts in light of Wednesday's insurrection at the...
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