Will Hutton Fail – But Has Philip Green Done Better Than Others?

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Will Hutton comes over all Edward Heath and tells us that Sir Philip Green is the unacceptable face of capitalism. Tough, brusque to the...

Excellence In Market Segmentation – Charging For Airline Seat Allocation

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A useful thing to keep in mind about being in business is that you're attempting to be the anti-economist. Everything that the standard textbooks...

ThinkProgress, Gab AI And The Joy Of The Biter Bit

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Following this appalling shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue it looks like Gab.AI is in trouble again. As we're repeatedly told it's where all the...

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 -...

Once We Get Robots Building The Factories Where Robots Build Robots We’ll Be Getting...

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The apotheosis of wealth building is a Von Neumann machine. We build one, it goes off and scours for the resources to build another,...

Economic Rationality Doesn’t Mean What You Think Economic Rationality Does Mean

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It's a standard criticism - from the dimmer at least - that free market economics doesn't work because it assumes, requires, that people act...

Bizarre Brexit Claim of the Day – Black Professors Will Save Us

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A truth universally acknowledged, it is exceedingly difficult to think of any useful question to which Cornel West is the answer. However, that is...

Cape Town’s Day Zero Water Solution – Change The Price Already, Fools

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Cape Town, in South Africa, looks like being the first modern city to actually run out of water. Not to get short of it,...

Elizabeth Holmes Is Getting Off Lightly Over The Theranos Fraud

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Aficionados of business scams and frauds will be savouring this from Elizabeth Holmes at Theranos for decades yet. The point being that she was,...

If Only Nick Shaxson Understood Economics – The Finance Curse

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