Doctor Keynes And Doctor Hayek

I’ve written before about how our economies have become gangrenous, and how the central banking reaction has worsened the situation.

And I’ve also written about how the Left sees the Right as Demons, whereas the Right sees the Left as merely Morons.

We must tie those together, because to get macro you need micro – you can’t get the former without having a lot of the latter.

And for that, we need to look at how we actually treat gangrene in our hospitals, believe it or not.…

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The BBC Looks Back At Battle of Britain

As the negotiations with the EU have proceeded, it’s been very revealing how the progressive media have chosen to frame the story. Where once Jean-Claude Juncker was widely mocked as a drunken imbecile, he became a sagacious and disinterested genius. And our own politicians were widely mocked and derided as fools and supplicants. It made me wonder how the BBC (for example) might have covered the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940…

Churchill Accused Of Manipulating Casualty Statistics

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The EU Are Much Too Modest About Their Products

Clear product labelling is so important – consumers need information in order to be able to make rational decisions about the products they buy and consume.

The origins of products is particularly important, and as a proud European I feel that the Soviet European Union has for too long been overlooked in the vital role it plays in bringing to our supermarket shelves some of the best products in the world. Commonly, wine labels will say “Produce of France” or Produce of Spain” with no mention of the Soviet European Union at all – this is scandalously nationalist.…

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You Cut, We Choose

Whenever cake was on the table and me and my sister were in the queue for some, to forestall the inevitable arguments about whose slice was bigger, my mum imposed the old “You cut, she chooses” rule.

Never has my eye been keener or my hand steadier – I doubt experienced brain surgeons could have surpassed me in those moments.

And I can think of three occasions when those demanding some change to the status quo should be asked to endure this test.…

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The UK Is Doing Porridge, And The EU is Harry Grout

Inside the EU prison, we are at the mercy of Harry Grout and his henchmen.

And as Boris Johnson becomes the personification of Norman Stanley Fletcher, we must be under no illusion about why the EU has behaved as it has.

It has reach.

Even we were to leave, they will be able to get at us out in the real world, using their malign influence in the pristine halls and residences of global leadership they are able to bribe and blackmail their patsies and proxies into making life very difficult for anyone that has displeased them.…

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Forecasts Are Not Facts

Seemingly no longer even capable of discerning that the predictions of Brexit disaster are forecasts and not facts, the Left has gone crazy.

They are now completely sold on the idea that these predictions are 100% accurate (despite the forecasters having been shown to be a) wrong repeatedly and b) politically-motivated) and actually seem to believe that these forecasts are guaranteed to come true in all respects.

Just as they believe that climate change forecasts for the next ten years are completely reliable, despite being made by people who told us ten years ago that we had 8 years to save the planet

How do we understand this phenomena?…

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Hippie Roadblocks

Regular readers might know that I don’t think we will really leave the EU.

But in the interest of hedging, here’s what I think will happen if we actually DO.

An engineered crisis, that’s what.

It will certainly take multiple forms, but I’ll focus on just one type so we all know what we’re talking about.

I’ll call it the Hippie Roadblock.

Within a month of our departure from the EU, a small number of leftie activists will erect a co-ordinated vehicular sit-in somewhere on the M20.…

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Drinking Brine

Tom Sowell said that the problems of today are the result of the solutions of yesterday.

Which got me thinking about a very important solution of a very different type – water.

Bear with me.

As an economy thrives and entrepreneurs spring up and businesses invest, the money being deployed becomes more scarce – more and more ideas are chasing fewer and fewer dollars.

And so the cost of the money rises – the rate of interest demanded by savers for the money which will be lent, goes up.…

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Morons And Demons

Why is it acceptable to wear a T-shirt with a hammer and sickle, but not a swastika?

Why is Che so chic, but Adolf so not?

His National Socialists killed six million, but the Communists in the USSR killed twenty million.

The Maoists killed almost 80 million.

Socialists, Communists, Maoists – over 100 million people dead just in the last century or so.

And yet these left-wing ideologies seem to be making a comeback in a way the Nazis aren’t – in America, the Democrats almost put forward a socialist instead of Hillary Clinton.…

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It’s hard to think against the herd – there’s often a price exacted for doing so. But it’s easy to think like everyone else – no trouble there.

Nice quiet life.

Of course this means that if you are going to be a contrarian, you’ll probably only be one if you have good reasons.

Ones solid enough to make it worthwhile taking some pain.

A bit of light ostracisation.

Of course, just because contrarians have reached their beliefs through a process of reasoning, doesn’t mean they are right.…

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