Silly Science Of The Day – Climate Change Will Damage Male Fertility

We've the claim today that climate change will damage male fertility because sperm are heat sensitive. The short answer to this is no. The longer is no, don't be so damn stupid. We humans...

Ocasio Cortez Is Against Amazon’s Good Jobs In Her Own District, Queens

The Good People of Queens are finding out, pretty quickly, what it's like to have Alexandria Ocasio Cortez looking out for you as the duly elected Representative for the district - she's against all...

No, Really, Blokes And Birds Are Different In The Way They Think

Men and women are indeed entirely equal - we're all God's little snowflakes an the law must treat us that way. That does not mean that we're all the same. Fortunately we've yet another...

You Don’t Say – Online News Sites Feed Off Traditional Media

This really shouldn't surprise - people typing away on their mother's basement don't in fact have teams of reporters out around the world doing primary news gathering. Instead, they take the raw material and...

Regional Economic Subsidies – No, Don’t Do It, Leave The North Alone

We get plenty of wittering about how the North of the UK has been left to rot, how the South is leaving it behind. The argument then becomes that there should be regional subsidies...

New Chief Prosecutor – Don’t Look For The Evidence Rapists Might Be Innocent

That looks like a fairly incendiary headline but that does seem to be what the new head of the Crown Prosecution Service is insisting - that the system should no longer look for the...

George Monbiot Proves The Impossibility Of Socialism And Planning

Of course George Monbiot hasn't proven that people cannot attempt socialism and planning, he's just shown, rather neatly, why such won't work. Yes, he's talking about climate change but the points stand for the...

Ask Agatha #31 – Facing A Murky Future And Career Change

Dear Aunt Agatha, What should I do next? I’ve told everyone I’m quitting my present job in 2021 – and it might be before then if some people have their way – but I’m still...

Welcome To Health Fascism – Ban The Milkshake Now

It's not actually necessary to sport a toothbrush moustache, invade Poland, in order to be guilty of fascist behaviour. Attempting to use the law to force others do as you insist, not as they...

Lord Lester Doesn’t Have The Power To Confer A Peerage For Sex – That’s...

There's something murky going on with Lord Lester. No, we don't know either but this claim in The Times is very odd indeed: Lord offered campaigner peerage in return for sex Well, just not quite how...

Polly Toynbee Tells Us Why Government Isn’t The Way To Run The Country

Not that Polly Toynbee will realise this of course but she's just told us why government, politics, isn't the way to run the or a country. Sure, we've the Hayekian point that no one...

Of Course We Should Abolish The NHS – To Save The Babies Of Course

Yes, we are aware that the National Health Service is currently the National Religion. To critique it, other than to insist that it is underfunded, is to have moved well beyond eating babies as...

Pabst’s MillerCoors Contract Brewing Contract – What Were These People Thinking?

Pabst has managed to get itself backed into a very painful corner over this contract brewing deal they had, or have, with MillerCoors. The important question here being what the hell were these people...

Box Office – The Grinch Steals It, Bohemian Rhapsody Plays On

It's The Grinch that stole the box office this weekend - more accurately, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch did $66 million domestic to put it at the top of the box office listings. Bohemian Rhapsody...

Taxing The Tech Giants- The Guardian, As Ever, Wrong About Everything, Always

John Harris in The Guardian attempts to claim that if we don't tax the tech giants then civilisation will fail. No, really. We get some small fraction - under 10% - of total tax...

A New £1 Billion Tax Says We Shouldn’t Recycle Plastics

Sure we should recycle some things and equally certainly we shouldn't recycle others. The trick is in knowing what falls into which class. Even, to have a method of deciding that difficult point. To...