Government Regulation Makes Things More Expensive And Worse

You know the idea bandied about. That everything must be regulated. For how can anyone know what they may make unless the bureaucrats tell...

There Is A Point At Which We Rise Up – Should Rise Up. Probably...

A report from the United States, one of the places less affected - no, do not laugh, this is true, less affected - with...

The BBC Is Still Irrelevant

From our Swindon correspondent: From theĀ Guardian Ā  But we have arrived abruptly in a different era. From our new perspective, adrift in the most significant public health...

The IFS And Council Tax

There's an assumption buried in this idea: More than 10m households would benefit from lower council tax bills if the government reformed the ā€œarbitrary and...

The Solution To Coronavirus Stimulus

Imagine that the coronavirus blows some grand old hole in the economy. What should be done about it? Thus we have both theory and...

Why The Earl Of Shrewsbury Is Wrong About Female Inheritance

On the face of it this looks like a welcome change tin modern society toward greater gender parity. Of course, it's still a damn fool...

The Reason Listed Buildings Fall Apart

From Our Swindon Correspondent. The reason listed buildings fall apart is because they're listed, see? FromĀ The Guardian Griff Rhys Jones, the president of the Victorian Society,...

Well Of Course The NHS Doesn’t Have Enough Beds For Coronavirus

A little sly dig here at the fact that the NHS doesn't have enough beds to deal with the coronavirus: Patients with 'mild' coronavirus told...

There’s No Idea So Bonkers That Some Government, Somewhere, Won’t Try It

Sure and the 20th century provides us with so much evidence of this point, that there's no idea so bonkers that some government, somewhere,...

Follow the Money

From our Swindon correspondent: From the Guardian She is Britainā€™s best known classicist, a Cambridge don with formidable intellect and a knack for getting people interested...