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Ask Agatha #6 – Scored an Own Goal

Dear Aunt Agatha, A thought occurred to me on my paper round last week.  It’s a trivial problem.  I want to be liked and respected as the Left's standard-bearer, but instead I’m regarded as a self-seeking opportunist who’ll do anything to be in the limelight,...

Good Question In The Guardian – What About Those 100 Million Deaths?

An entirely reasonable and sensible question from Martin Kettle in The Guardian: A century on, why...

Italy’s Mini-BoTs Could Indeed Cause Chaos

The new Italian government is mulling the issuance of "mini-BoTs." This will of course mean...

What Really Drives The Bastards Batty

The cliche is that it's personal ambition that propels most politicians. Unfortunately, I think it's...

Economics

Italy’s Mini-BoTs Could Indeed Cause Chaos

The new Italian government is mulling the issuance of "mini-BoTs." This will of course mean...

If Only People Understood What A Sunk Cost Is

Something that The Guardian's subeditors - come along now, none of us expect the people...

The Economic Revolution The United Kingdom Economy Requires

We have a call - nay an insistence - that there must be an economic...

Business

Unibail Rodamco And Westfield – Markets Don’t Really Work Quite Like That

It's entirely true that there's money to be made even in a declining market. Being...

The Observer On Sir Philip Green And BHS- How Does This Work Then?

It is necessary to ponder a moment to grasp the full idiocy of this view...

Apple’s $1.8 Billion Tax Backpayment To Ireland Is Not A Fine

It has to be said that there's a certain amusement that Apple is now paying...

Politics

What Really Drives The Bastards Batty

The cliche is that it's personal ambition that propels most politicians. Unfortunately, I think it's...

Hurrah To Dodd Frank Reform, Boo! To Non-Repeal

The real complaint about Dodd Frank isn't the manner in which it did a bit...

These People Are Losing Their Minds Over Trump And Russia

Yes, it's OK, we get it. Progressives are simply incandescent with rage over the manner...

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