Monday, May 28, 2018

Congratulations to Venezuela – Socialism In An Empty Country

It's remarkable how attempts to build socialism seem to end up in an empty country, isn't it? It's almost as if the system is...

The More You Tighten Your Grip…

I think it was Tom Sowell who said that most governments misdiagnose the problem and then apply the wrong solution, and that the problems...

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...

Trump’s Harvest Box Replacement For Food Stamps Is A Deliriously Stupid...

Donald Trump's budget includes the idea of replacing food stamps (more accurately, SNAP benefits) with "harvest boxes" of government food. This idea hasn't received...

As Donald Tusk Says, There’s No Point In Negotiating With the...

There's much shouting going on over how we should be negotiating with the European Union concerning trade and other matters post-Brexit. Yet as Donald...

You Can’t Trust The State, No, Not Even With Your Pension

It's entirely true that capitalism can be more than a little voracious. Not everyone in the system fully lies up to their word for...

The Colonies: Bernie Sanders’ Son Suggests a Campaign of Competing Gimmicks

Bernie Sanders' only begotten son, Levi, is running for Congress in the state of New Hampshire, though he doesn't have to file papers for...

Google’s Think Tank Support – Bribery Or Blackmail?

The tech companies such as Google pay significant sums of money to varied think tanks and pressure groups. The aim of all this is...

Are University Degrees Really Worth Their Cost?

  A colleague of mine has two sons and a daughter all at University for the first time. Talk about triple whammy. To make matters...

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...