Oracle’s $401 Million Underpayment To Women and Minorities? Or DoL’s Weird Definition Of Discrimination?

That there are different definitions on gender and race discrimination out there is obvious enough but the Department of Labor has given us an interesting insight into their thinking with this claim against Oracle of $401 million dollars in wage underpayments. The point being...

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European Union’s Lies About Fossil Fuel Subsidies – It’s Just Lower VAT On Household...

The European Union has a report out telling us that the UK provides more fossil fuels subsidies than anywhere else. This is nonsense nonsense amounting to a lie. But then when did something like that ever stop The Guardian? Or the EU for that matter: The UK leads the European...

More Environmental Drivel With New Periodic Table – We’re Going To Run Out Of...

The European chemists organisation - EuChemS - has just added to the torrent of environmental drivel with their new periodic table. They're trying to tell us which elements are going to run out when and thus tell us all that we've got to recycle. The entire process is bunkum...

Perhaps Patisserie Valerie Never Did Make A Profit At All?

Patisserie Valerie has just gone bust as it was long possible it would do. The particular reason is that the banks wouldn't extend facilities, that is, they'd rather like their money back instead of waiting to see how things turned out. Standing behind that is that little problem with...

No Deal Brexit Means The EU Imposes A Hard Irish Border – Not Us

We're finally getting the truth here about the Irish border and Brexit - if there's to be a hard border then it will be the European Union imposing it, not us. And thus, logically enough, it will be the EU causing whatever problems do occur, any breach of the...

Microsoft Insists Daily Mail Is A Biased Newspaper – Surprise!

Microsoft is now telling readers of the Daily Mail website that it's a newspaper that's just not to be trusted, it's biased. And of course we're all terribly surprised, aren't we? What with coffee causing cancer one day, curing it the next. Except, except, we've got a couple of...
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India’s Very Strange Discussion Of A Two Child Policy

An old argument from a less enlightened time seems to be arising in India -a legal ban on procreation in the form of a two child policy. That this is an abnegation of human liberty and freedom seems obvious enough but it's made rather ridiculous by two other India...

Ocasio Cortez – Billionaires Immoral Because Jock Itch

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez continues to excite here. She's arguing that a system which allows billionaires to exist is immoral because of jock itch. Not that she quite said that even if that's the meaning of what she did. For this ringworm is indeed jock itch. An infection carried by some...

D’Oh – Legalising Drugs Reduces The Black Economy

This might not be the most surprising finding ever but if you make formerly illegal things legal then you reduce the size of the illegal economy. The only real surprise here is that it's a large enough effect to be seen in the demand for cash: Canadian legalisation of cannabis...

Easyjet’s £15 Million Cost From Gatwick Drone Chaos

Easyjet has announced that it'll be taking a £15 million hit from that Gatwick drone chaos - rather than a direct hit from the drone of course. There's a fun little observation we can make here, one concerning the economics of an airline. Quite clearly Easyjet wouldn't have made...

Yvette Cooper’s Brexit Bill – But More Time To Do What?

Yvette Cooper's got a brand new idea - one that doesn't involve flipping houses on expenses this time which is nice. The thing is, this idea on Brexit is about as much use to us peeps out here as that greed for taxfunded pelf. Sure, so, we all get...

Marketworld – You’re Right, It’s The Usual Ignorant Drivel

A new entry in the blame stakes, a description of our current arrangements as MarketWorld - something that neatly explains all that is wrong with that reality around us. The rich get all the benefits of whatever economic growth is going on, we peeps out here get the merest...

So, How Does Avon Sell Anti-Cellulite Cream Then?

That cellulite is a normal part of the human condition is entirely true. As is underarm hair, body odour and snaggly teeth. We, in reverse order, have orthodontists, deodorants and razors to deal with those latter - should we or should we not have something to deal with the...

India’s Sensible Subsidies Reform – Just Pay The Farmers In Cash

Narendra Modi is suggesting that India should make itself richer at zero cost by making simple cash payments to farmers instead of the multiple and varied subsidies available. Of course, it would be better if there were no such payments, no such subsidies at all, so that India would...

You’re Right The Guardian Is Lying To Us Again, This Time Shrinkflation

The Guardian tells us that shrinkflation - the process whereby we get less of something for the same amount of money - is down to Brexit. The joy of this statement being that their information source, a report from the Office for National Statistics, says precisely and exactly the...

Archbishop Welby Doesn’t Know What He’s Saying Often Enough

The Archbishop of Canterbury is something of an odd beast. The current incumbent that is, Justin Welby. He used to be an executive in an oil company - Total - which isn't often thought of as a training ground for a man of the cloth. He's also an ardent...

Barcelona’s Taxi Drivers Want To Destroy The Economy Of Uber

That taxi drivers aren't all that overjoyed at the arrival of Uber is obvious enough. No one does like the arrival of competition which undercuts the ability to make a living doing what one knows. More especially no one likes the undercutting of economic privilege. However, for the rest...

The Horrors Of The Spice Girls T-Shirts – 35 Pence An Hour Wages In...

The Guardian's managed to get itself hoodwinked by some of the more obstreperous campaigners in this story about the making of the Spice Girls t-shirts in Bangladesh - the workers are making only 35 pence an hour. Well, yes, perhaps they are, that's well above minimum wage in that...

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