They Have Money! Tax Them!

This is a lovely little example of the attitude towards taxation from a certain strand of the left. Some people have been saving some...

Journalists Don’t Have Any Special Rights – Nor Should They

Varied representatives of the media suffer from a misapprehension - that they have some special set of rights not available to the rest of...

Of Course The ECB Is Breaching EU Law

There is indeed a tension out there in euroland. On the one side the Federasts are insisting that anything and everything should be done...

Hertz Was Really A Used Car Dealer, Not A Car Rental Company

We all know what Hertz was before it went bust, it rented cars out at airports and the like, right? So, when people stopped...

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Microsoft Isn’t Firing Journalists, It’s Firing Story Pickers

Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN...

The Story of Western Capitalism? Superman III.

Shakespeare apparently said there were only seven stories. Maybe that's why so much of what happens in reality can be related back to a film,...

So Just Why Is Uber Crushing All Those Red Bikes?

Given the perils of cramming ourselves into public transport at present - and what value a truly integrated transport system when it's exactly that...

Mankind Is Beating Climate Change By Cutting Down Old Forests

Another of those things that are true as a result of recent research but which the researchers don;t really want to point out. Here...

“Which?” Recommends That You Should Buy Fake Reviews To Sell Your Tchotchke Online

Sitting on a pile of junk that you can't move on e-Bay or Amazon? "Which?" magazine recommends that you go out and buy some...

The Berggruen Institute – Yep, They’re Idiots

I find myself being spammed by some people calling themselves the Berggruen Institute. Through Twitter no less, apparently the new place to spam people....

Venezuela’s Rock For Democracy Subsidy From The US

This is an interesting little footnote to history. The US funded - not with a lot but did fund - the creation of rock...

Robert Reich Is Ignorant – Or Casuistic – Again

Robert Reich tells us the following: By contrast, the United States — with the highest death rate and most haphazard response to Covid-19 of any...

Who Knew That Jonathan Chait Is Ignorant?

Talking about Art Laffer and his curve Jonathan Chait says this: This is not merely a technical objection. It exposes a conceptual flaw underlying Laffer’s...

A Seriously Astonishing Conclusion

This does just amaze. Where do people come up with such astonishing ideas? Improve water supply in poorer nations to cut plastic use, say...

Marianna Mazzucato Draws Attention To A Forbes Article – The Wrong...

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There is a small difference - OK, not so small - between publicity, propaganda, and actual science. The sciencey bit is that you acknowledge...

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We're always going to have a progressive tax system even if not every component of it is itself progressive. Quite apart from Adam Smith's...
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