No, Really, Trump’s Tariffs On The China Trade Are A Bad Idea

The problem being that sure, some imports go straight to consumers. But rather more of them are inputs into other processes. Raising the price...

Of Course, Capitalism Causes Swedish Democrats, Not Immigration

This is a bit of a Hail Mary pass as a piece of political analysis. Today's presumed rise in the share of the vote...

If Nazi Symbols Are Banned Then Why Not The Hammer And Sickle?

A useful little test of logical consistency here. If it is true that Nazi symbols and memorabilia should be banned then why shouldn't the...

That Deep State Against Trump Doesn’t Exist, As The NY Times Doesn’t Prove

A quite gorgeous piece of illogic is on display in the New York Times. The claim is that there's no "deep state" - called...

The IPPR Insists That A Fairer Britain Requires Abolishing Corporation Tax

This must be what they mean in this new report of theirs, the IPPR is insisting that we've got to abolish corporation tax in...

Donating To A Politician’s Favourite Charity Buys – Well, Guess, What?

Not really a great surprise to those who have watched their fair share of Mafia movies. Donate to my favourite charity and I'll -...

Who Will Pay Their Fair Share?

I think I'm starting to understand Democratic Socialism. It's like ordinary Socialism, but Democratic. So it's not National Socialism, with actual Nazis. It's Democratic Socialism. But not like...

We Probably Should Be Cutting Aid To Palestinian Refugees

There's a basic human injunction - encoded into international law as well - that we should aid those in peril. Rescue those at sea,...

The New NAFTA

Apart from a stream of winks and tweets, the most authoritative PowerPoint presentation on the "new Mexican free-trade agreement" is at Reuters. The North American...

Venezuelan Reforms Are Eye-wash

Fox Business reports that Venezuela implements major economic changes – will they work? Here is one of those headlines that ask a question, and the...