Thursday, July 19, 2018

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Fourteen

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture Episode Fourteen   Quinn closed the door and headed down the...

Champagne and The Welfare State

Those who wonder about the economics of the state pension should note that the triple lock applies to all state pensioners, regardless of income...

£100,000 In Grenfell Tower Fraud – Icebergs And Tips Come To...

On the one hand we've got the official Grenfell Tower inquiry going on. Apparently fact discovery is aided by days and days of people...

Jane Jacobs Had An Interesting Thing To Say About Town Planning...

As we all know there's a lot of handwringing over our High Streets. They're being hollowed out by ever rising rents, excessive business rates...

Paying for Social Care

There is a psychological fact that prevents a sensible economic solution to the problem of paying for social care. It is that people in...

With Government, The Poison Is The Dose

Let's look at the Rahn Curve. It tells us that a government should ideally absorb a certain percentage of the GDP of its nation, because...

Ivan the Terrible

Quality hitmen, these Russians. I mean, we can all presumably accept that in amongst the rough and tumble of high stakes geopolitics, any given nation...

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...