Why Is Bribery Of Foreigners In Foreign Even A British Crime?

We used to have this part of the law the right way around. Bribery, in Britain, of Britons, was something seriously illegal. It was also something rare - not just for the illegality but for cultural reasons. That's just...

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...

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...

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...

Bring Back the Man With the Red Flag – Not Jezza, Cars

From the BBC New drivers could be banned from travelling at night as part of plans to improve road safety in England. Ministers are considering a graduated licence system to restrict novice drivers, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. The move comes...

Let’s Have The Elizabethan Poor Laws Back! – Says IPPR – Jail The Workshy!

I assume that the lad here just doesn't know what he's talking about rather than IPPR actually recommending the jailing of the bone idle. But then, you know, modern academia, it's difficult to know: Simon Szreter is professor of history...

A Little Ross Perot Story On His Death

Really not sure how accurate this is. It's a story that has been rolling around the computing industry for decades so I pass it on with that caveat. I think I have indeed seen that the computer system in...

The Human Cost Of Fast Fashion

This is the sort of idiocy that really, truly, grates: Yes, fast fashion is a disaster, and of course we should be horrified at the human cost of a T-shirt that’s being sold for £4. What human cost of a cheap...

Grandpa Jez And The TJN Terribly Confused About Amazon’s Tax Payments

Jeremy Corbyn has sent Amazon a 25th birthday card insisting that it should be paying more tax in the UK. He's also insisting that it should be paying the staff more. Can't really be both now, can it? If...

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A Man Who Gives Birth Is Not A Man, Sorry, She...

That there are transexuals and always have been is an obvious statement about the human condition. That one may be of whatever sex it...