How Nice To See Frank Field Succumbing To Worstall’s Law

Worstall's Law is the observation that, in the end, every organisation ends up being run by those who stay awake in committee. Not that...

Ash Sarkar: A Reply to Brendan O’Neill

According to the editor of Spiked, the right-wingers who criticised Ash Sarkar (the woman who said to Piers Morgan, 'I'm literally a Communist, you...

It’s Possible To Measure How Terrible Corruption Makes Public Services

Reprinted from VoxEU: Public procurement: Discretion may have its limitations Audinga Baltrunaite, Cristina Giorgiantonio, Sauro Mocetti, Tommaso Orlando 26 July 2018 Public procurement outcomes crucially depend on the...

The NFL Test – Whether Trump Has Made America An Authoritarian...

The rhetoric is pretty fierce these days, the election of Donald Trump has led to the United States revealing itself to be a racist,...

Failure To Snub Equals Treason

Summer is political silly season in the United States. There are elections for the House and one-third of the Senate this November, and primaries...

Have You Filled Your Quota, Comrade?

According to a piece in the Telegraph today, Kin Jong-Un got annoyed today at his workforce. Apparently they have no revolutionary spirit. Our students, media...

Why Would Politicians Object To New IRS Rules About Donation Disclosure?

The Internal Revenue Service has just announced new rules about who has to disclose donations to non-profit groups. The basic point appearing to be...

Elon Musk Gains Public Subsidies, Elon Musk Donates To Both Political...

It appears to have shocked some that Elon Musk has donated money to the Republicans. Or a Republican supporting PAC, or something, even perhaps...

If You Only Have One Right-Wing Friend…

It means all the others have given up on you. To find out whether it's true, ask yourself whether the last guy standing used to...

Marine Le Pen’s National Front Finds Out Why To Fear State...

There's a consistent argument from the usual types insisting that government - you and me as taxpayers - should be funding political parties. There...