Friday, May 25, 2018

What Really Drives The Bastards Batty

The cliche is that it's personal ambition that propels most politicians. Unfortunately, I think it's true, at least for the biggest of them. What...

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 of regulating the financial sector in the US. Sure,...

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 in which some boor beat the most qualified presidential...

Nationalised Network Rail Screws Up The East Coast Line – Therefore...

Chris Grayling has decided to take the East Coast franchise back into government ownership. Seems an entirely sensible thing to do. Someone who leases...

MPs Report Entirely Misses The Damn Point About Carillion’s Collapse

Frank Field and his mates on the Commons work and pensions committee really do have some 'splainin' to do here. For they've entirely missed...

The Delusion of Rent Controls

Rent control is one of those policies so simple that politicians are drawn to it in every generation. No matter how many times its...

Welcome To The New Colonialism – Australia’s Single Citizenship For MPs...

Some our of our own, native grown, politicians haven't quite grasped the manner in which colonialism is no longer quite fashionable. True, it's not...

Ignore The Student Unions Over Brexit, They’re About Beer, Not Politics

This is straight out of the normal Trotskyist playbook. Have an organisation that does a little bit for lots and lots of people, then...

If The Tories Do Stuff Like This What’s The Point Of...

Rather one of the points of having an electoral system is that we get to throw the bastards out occasionally. If we're not able...

Taxation and the Student Vote

One of the oft-discussed questions of politics is the degree to which people who do not pay tax themselves should be able to vote...