Nepotism Works If Your Nephew Is Actually Competent

Research from the Royal Navy shows that patronage did in fact work. There being a couple of things we've...

Veblen Goods In The Cannabis Market

Quite why this should be a surprise is unknown. Human beings are status seeking animals. They'll - we'll -...

If The BBC’s Ethical Then It Doesn’t Need The Licence Fee,...

An interesting contention from the BBC about itself. It's ethical, see? And peeps like ethical these days, therefore the...

Fascinating Stuff – Yes, There Is A Shortage Of Good Men

Although it remains to be seen what is the reason for that shortage of marriageable men. Some recent research: Background One...

Of Course The Effects Of Inequality Go Beyond Economics

The Guardian wishes to inform us that the effects of inequality go beyond economics. Well, you know, D'Oh. This...

The Guardian And Numbers

The arts graduates employed at The Guardian have never really been very good with economic concepts. Nor, actually, numbers: TV...

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Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the continental telegraph than...

Yes, They’re Getting Twitter’s Tax Accounts Wrong Again

After all these years that people have been looking at them you'd think that journalists would be able to...

Now Here’s A Thing – What Do We Replace Libor With?

That we shouldn't be using Libor anymore is a general assumption these days. But if this is so then...

If There Isn’t A European Way Of Life Then What The...

This is an entirely mystifying claim here. We shouldn't stop the immigration of people who don't share our European...

Julie Bindel’s Simply Wrong About Rape Convictions

The basic problem is that if you start with the wrong information then you're never going to be able...

Horrifying Statistics On Pregnancy And Obesity

This really is terrible, appalling: Half of women are overweight or obese when they become pregnant Gosh. Women are being urged to...

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