Some discoveries, like Madeira, are accidental

The island of Madeira was often a last port of call from the 15th Century for sailing ships head to the New World or...

Of Course The UN’s A Hotbed Of Voting Fraud And Influence Buying

Whatever else did anyone think the United Nations was other than a chance for the smaller ones to collect a little rent from the...

If Only Nick Shaxson Understood Economics – The Finance Curse

Nick Shaxson is, to put this very kindly indeed, not as versed in economics as some might think. Which is a little problemette as...

If Only Polly Toynbee Understood The Jones Act

To seasoned or reasonable - not the same attribute by a long shot - observers of the American economy the most unreasonable, silliest and...

Geographical Effects Of Minimum Wages In Presence Of Regional Inequality

For a country like Britain, with substantial regional wage inequality, how much does a change in the national minimum wage influence labour mobility? It...

Doesn’t Nauru Just Kill Thomas Piketty’s Idea That Money Makes Money?

One of the ideas in Thomas Piketty's book, Capital, deserves rather more attention than it gets. On the basis that the idea is laughably...

Smith Institute’s Illogic Over The Local Living Wage

That's the (John Smith) Institute not the Adam Smith Institute of course. They've decided to favour us with their thoughts over the Local Living...

So Just What Was It That Caused The Witch Hunts?

Other than some people enjoying the job of Witch Finder General? Witch hunts in the Western world, past and present Peter T. LeesonĀ 01 September 2018 President Trump...

Venezuela’s Mistake In Seizing Smurfit Kappa’s Printing Plant

That the Venezuelan Government is going to make a mistake we know. They can't stumble over an economic idea without getting the wrong end...

As The National Trust Proves, Medieval Strip Fields Are Inefficient

As anyone who went through the tedium of the old fashioned O Level syllabus knows, the Industrial Revolution was presaged, perhaps accompanied by, an...
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