Tax Matters To Entrepreneurs

Contrary to what those who would like higher taxes insist upon, tax rates do in fact matter to entrepreneurs. To the point that higher...

Not Learning The Lesson Of The Weimar Inflation

The Sage of Ely tells us that tripling and more the money supply won't lead to inflation: One such myth that appears quite commonplace at...

Some Problems Don’t Have Solutions

We're told that there are problems with older mothers having kids when there's not a bloke around. The kids not developing properly. The rise in...

Corbyn Wrong On Spending

From our Swindon Correspondent: From The BBC Jeremy Corbyn says the government's response to coronavirus proves he was "absolutely right" about public spending at the 2019 general...

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Excellent, Plastic’s A Good Thing Again

What excellent news this is even if it takes a tragedy for people to realise it. Plastic's a good thing to be having around....

The Guardian Makes The Wrong Point About Stock Losses

How surprised we are that The Guardian manages to get the wrong end of the stick in a story about business. Or markets. Or...

Domestic Abuse – The Are Costs And Benefits To The Coronavirus Lockdown

Something that economists have been shouting about - there are costs as well as benefits to the coronavirus lockdown. Of course, whenever they do...

People Who Followed Richard Murphy’s Advice Are Gonna Get Screwed – Cool, Eh?

Back in the day Richard Murphy used to write a little column for The Observer. In at least one of which he suggested that...

On The Perfection Of Government Over The Coronavirus

A small point: Instead of drafting the private sector early on to develop tests, as South Korea did, U.S. health officials relied, as is customary,...

Can We Shoot The Bureaucrats, Please?

Exaggeration for rhetorical effect? Or an actual physical desire? You decide: Some supermarkets are also experimenting with ideas to boost supply. Sainsbury’s shoppers in Kent...

So, Change The Definition Of Poverty Then

We're told that ever more Britons are living in poverty. This is something that the coming recession will sort out handily. For our measure...

So It’s A Bad Year For ‘Flu Then?

Duelling estimates of the infectivity and death rate from the coronavirus. In The Guardian we get one trying to straddle the differences: There is...

Ventilators And The Collective Buying Power Of The European Union

This is a delightful example of the idiocy of much modern politics: Downing Street has claimed it failed to take part in an EU scheme...

Coronavirus Might Break The Eurozone – Good

Another of those insistences that one should never let a crisis go to waste. Here the coronavirus is being used to push the next...

Risk Of US Recession Is 21% Says Moody’s

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This isn't as dreadful a prediction as it seems, this idea that the risk, in the next 6 months, of a US recession is...

Quarantines and Double Standards

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From our American correspondent, Esteban: OK, this may seem like quite a stretch, but there seems to be an inconsistency from many people re: forced...

Apropos of Nothing

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From our Swindon Correspondent: From the Guardian Woody Allen’s memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home. The 400-page book, still called...