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Ha Joon Chang is not the only one out there. The Senior Lecturer is known to succumb to the delusion, Will Hutton's entire oeuvre is based upon the idea. If only everyone just did what they were damn well told by an economic autocrat then everything would be vastly...

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This Is Insane – Dollar Stores Harm Consumers? Jeebus Wept

The latest insanity from the American concerned left. That dollar stores - for Brits, think like Poundland perhaps, which is a fair old copy of the concept - diminish choice for consumers and thereby harm them. The argument is somewhat...

A Question About Berkeley’s Gender Neutral Language Ordnance

Well, OK, and why not? This is the city council defining the words that the city council will use. Shrug. Keeps them away from doing the more damaging things they more normally get up to of course: BERKELEY, Calif....

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Sadiq Khan Wants The Power To Bomb London

Sadiq Khan is indeed different from certain of his coreligionists, he doesn't want to subject London to actual and real bang-bang bombing. He just wants to have as close as possible the same effect upon the housing of The...

American Inflation Since 1998 – Computers And TVs Decline by 98%

A fascinating little chart of inflation rates for goods and services over the past couple of decades. As a little test, which things does the government control, price, create a cartel in or allow a cartel in? And which are...

The Usual Propaganda – Thousands Die As Government Misses Salt Reduction Targets

A well rehearsed press release hits the newspapers today. Because the Coalition allowed industry to be voluntary in its salt reduction targets therefore thousands have died. We should instead have the thwack of firm government as bureaucrats get to...

The Guardian’s Right – New Zealand Has Had Leading Government

The Guardian wants to tell us all how Jacinda Ardern is just great, gosh, absolutely fab. In doing so they tell us that New Zealand has always had a rather leading edge to its government. Which is, of course,...

Dear Lord – Can’t They Find Better Minimum Wage Examples Than This?

Here's the latest sob story about how low the minimum wage is. How appallingly the faces of the poor are ground down into the dust by the cackling plutocrats and their running dog lackeys in the corporate offices. A single...

AOC On Facebook’s Libra – Jeez, She Doesn’t Even Know What A Public Good...

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is showing that she didn't pay much attention in her economics classes - yes, her degree is in economics. For she's trying to claim that a currency is a public good and in fact ought to...

They Must Have Their Climate Change Numbers Wrong Here

There's a report stating that pumping water up onto the Antarctic ice sheet would reduce the flooding of cities. Seems obvious enough really. The next stage though, not so obvious. And there's got to be something wrong with their...

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