And Why Not? I Too Would Buy $20 Trillion Of Bitcoin For Nothing

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If someone's offering free money the correct response is to take as much as you can and then ask the Oliver Twist question -...

The Thing Is, Michael Jackson Is Innocent

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That Michael Jackson may have been more than just a little bit dodgy is a fair enough comment. So too is the idea that...

John McDonnell Wants More Tax, Not A Land Value Tax

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John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has indicated that he's interested in a land value tax. Georgists everywhere celebrate and dance in the - publicly...

Numtots Have Entirely Missed The Point Jane Jacobs Was Making

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The Guardian introduces us to a grouping who have entirely missed the point being made. The Numtots are a group, Facebook community, a mistake...

Interserve’s Bankruptcy Would Be A Delicious Gift To Taxpayers

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Interserve is the latest of the outsourcing companies - like Carillion - to face financial difficulties. Quite why it's so difficult to take guaranteed...

That’s The End Of Blockchain Then – It’s Not Actually Useful For Anything

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That Bitcoin doesn't have a greatly useful role as anything other than a speculative tool is clear enough these days. True, it's half a...

Following Chinese Breakthrough Fusion Power Only 50 Years Away*

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Chinese researchers have managed a breakthrough in the pursuit of fusion power - that promise of cheap, near unlimited and non polluting energy. This...

The US Economy Did Not Add 312,000 Jobs In December – It Was Far,...

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The standard report is that the US economy added 312,000 jobs this past December. This is untrue even though it's the official number -...

Isn’t This Tax Abuse? Julian Richer Sells Richer Sounds Without Paying Capital Gains Tax

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Now isn't this interesting? Julian Richer is selling Richer Sounds, his audio retailing company. Which is great, obviously, we always like to see those...

Just How Many Freeloaders Were There In Grenfell Tower?

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That a block of flats goes up in flames, many burnt to death as it does so, is not something to celebrate. Yet that...