Astonishing Claim In The Guardian

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Rather than philanthropy, the super-wealthy should give their money to governments that know better how to spend it If this is true then why does...

Aditya Chakrabortty Of The Guardian Doesn’t Realise He’s A Conservative Now

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Aditya Chakrabortty is the modern history graduate who writes much of the economics editorials for The Guardian. He's also been doing a series of...

Can We Get This Straight Please? Britons Should Be Saving Less And Borrowing More

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There is only one manner in which this editorial by The Observer could be correct - that the recession is over and the Good...

If Only The Guardian Used Someone Who Understood Tax To Write About Amazon’s Tax

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Here's a very useful example of what's wrong with much of the shouting about economics, tax and the world over to the left of...

From The Observer – Obeying The Law Is Theft Now Apparently

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A seriously startling assertion in the economics leader in The Observer today: It seems it is still seen as radical to analyse the flows of...

NY Times To Facebook – Judge Our News By Reputation, Not Content

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This is, of course, an unkind interpretation of what Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times, is saying here. But while unkind there's...

The Guardian’s Excess Heat Deaths Numbers – The Population Has Expanded

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The Guardian wants to tell us all that it's appalling - more people have been dying in this recent hot weather. Something which has...

We’ll Offer A Prize For The First To Spot This Statistical Manipulation

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Most people on't read very much of anything. Thus it's the first eyepopping claim that matters, not the qualifications which follow it. So it...

Felix Salmon Discovers The Contestable Monopoly

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Felix Salmon has managed - if he realises it - to discover the concept of the contestable monopoly. He's thinking about the newspapers of...

Britain Doesn’t Have Tens Of Thousands Of Rough Sleepers, That’s A Lie

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There are indeed people in Britain who are homeless. There are people who sleep rough. There are those in shelters, in bed and breakfast...