Earth Hour, The Annual Celebration Of Killing Off Civilisation

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Each and every year I become ever more flabberghasted with the excesses of Earth Hour. That's the evening when we switch off the lights...

Christchurch Shooting – Both A Tragedy And An Opportunity To Censor Us

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The Christchurch shooting is already showing the wisdom - or cynicism - of Rahm Emanuel's comment that you never let a crisis go to...

Seriously Folks, The Baltic Dry Index Is A Measure Of Shipping Prices, Not Shipping...

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This is one of those little economic stories that does the rounds from time to time. Zero Hedge is famous for getting the implications...

Dear Tom Watson – What’s Wrong With Us Selling Our Data To Amazon?

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Tom Watson is whingeing about how Amazon is investing in Deliveroo. This is not - not solely of course - just because he likes...

Ethnic Pay Gap Reporting – They’re Going To Get This Horribly, Horribly, Wrong

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Theresa May has announced that companies will have to report their ethnic pay gaps. This is going to go horribly, horribly, wrong. Because the...

Venezuela’s Socialist Corruption – $1 Billion In Bribes Just To Be Able To Steal

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A useful and horrifying note on the ghastly economic disaster that Bolivarian socialism has brought to Venezuela. A laddie has admitted collecting $1 billion...

ASI : To Debunk The Nine Most Popular Arguments Against A Basic Income

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That a universal basic income looks like a pretty cool idea unites many of both left and right. There are always those who come...

Jacques Loussier Has Died – Dig Out That Old Play Bach Memory

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Jacques Loussier has died. He wasn't just and only the leader of the jazz trio vamping up the Bach but that's what he'll be...

Adam Smith Was Right You Know – All Jobs Pay The Same

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Adam was being Smithily rhetorical when he declared that all jobs pay the same. Today we'd argue that it's jobs requiring the same sort...

Emma Thompson’s Flying Answer – If I Could Fly Cleanly I Would

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Dame Emma Thompson has told us why it is that she flew into London from Los Angeles to take part in a demonstration against...