Many Theories Are Right About – Because There Are Many Reasons For – Investing

There are myriad theories concerning the hows and whys of peoples' investing. It's extraordinarily difficult to narrow it all down to one or two...

The FT Entirely And Completely Misunderstands AIM Tax Breaks

If only the country's main finance and economics newspaper was written by those with a smattering of knowledge about finance and economics. Not something...

Worth Observing The Ghastly Mess Government Makes Running Things – Like Education

A reasonable little pencil sketch of the education system in Britain is that everyone gets taxed so that the government has a monopoly on...

Two Absurd Claims Abount Lending And The Great Crash

The Observer's business editorial really outdoes itself today with two fallacious claims about bank lending and recessions, crashes and even the Great Crash. It...

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From our ever popular series, Questions In The Observer We Can Answer: If you’re on the side of democracy, Nick Clegg, why are you going...

VAT On E-Books Is As With Tampons – The EU Won’t Let Us Lift...

It would appear that the Publishers' Association is ignorant of the manner in which the world works. Specifically, ignorant of the manner in which...

Those Jesuit Missionaries In Paraguay Are Still Having An Effect

And it's not just as a storyline for a Jeremy Irons movie. The institutions, the culture perhaps, that they endowed still has effects on...

Surprisingly, The Guardian Gets It Right About The Brexit Peoples’ Vote

Those who don't like this idea of popular democracy by referendum are marching in London to have a popular referendum. The confusion of this...

This Is The Time For Budget Surpluses, Not Relaxing Austerity – Why Keynesianism Doesn’t...

We're told that government borrowing is falling, the deficit closing. This therefore means that it's possible to relax austerity, to start spending more upon...

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Thirty Three

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture By Tony Carden   Episode Thirty Three   ‘We have a deal.’ Mary...

Teen Vogue Is Actually Written By Teens – Or The Tooting Popular Front

Teen Vogue decided to get someone in to explain capitalism to the peeps. The result being something written by a teen - one going...

The American Economy Is Becoming Less Concentrated, Not More

This is one of those findings that no one is going to take a blind bit of notice of. For the original contention -...

Climate Change Will Cause The Great Beer Drought

You'll have seen the various reports over the past few days that climate change is going to do terrible damage to the beer industry....

Benefits Underpayments – And To Think That Some People Argue For More Government

It appears that the British government is incapable even at giving away free money. At which point we do have to wonder at the...

Obviously, Trump’s Economy Is Indeed The Best In History

The BBC asks the question and the answer has to be yes, it is true that Trump's US economy is the best in history....

Orban Hasn’t Banned Gender Studies – Hungary Just Won’t Pay

This seems a fair enough move to me. Not necessarily the specific decision - although that's joyous of course - but the underlying principle....