Apple’s iPhone Explains Why Trump Is Wrong About Tariffs, Trade And China

As innumerable of us have explained over the years there's nothing wrong with a trade deficit anyway. But when that deficit is being wrongly counted anyway it's even more trivial. Apple's iPhone is used here as an example of...

Mark Carney’s A Few Weeks Behind Us- Open Ended Funds In Illiquid Investments Are...

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, tells us all that open ended funds with high levels of illiquid investments are a danger and a problem. Actually, he goes further: Mark Carney launched an attack on "open-ended"...

Companies Borrow Lots Because Central Banks Want Them To

The Observer has one of those woe is us, how dreadful capitalism is oh dearie me pieces. Well, what do you think the paper's for if not that? The complaint today being that companies are borrowing a lot. Well, yes,...

Elon Musk Isn’t Predicting Population Crash by 2050, Don’t Be Silly

Even Elon Musk knows that population predictions are long term things. The people who will be having children in 2050 are largely already alive today. And the people who will be - at the end of their naturals -...

Citizen’s Advice Spouts Nonsense Over Bills For Failed Energy Suppliers

Citizen's Advice wants us to know that people are really very hard hit by the collapse of energy suppliers. It's a terror, it really is. For people will now have to pay bills that they would have to pay...

Britons Don’t Have The Longest Working Hours In Europe – Don’t Be Silly

If we want to try to change the world it's probably a good idea for us to know how it works already. You know, so that we can both work out whether we want to change it and also...

GE’s Entirely Insane Video Of How To Reset Your LED Lightbulb

This is how you reset a lightbulb. No, really, this is the video GE has made to show you how to reset your lightbulb. You know, one of these smart things. You know, the smart things that only the truly...

Guatemalan Nickel Royalties – If Only The Guardian Understood Basic Economics

The Guardian's telling us all how horrible it is that a nickel mining company pays very little in royalties at its mine in Guatemala. This is, obviously, white man's exploitation of the indigenous and all that. A claim that...

Hull Isn’t The UK’s Largest Onshore Gas Field – Nothing Like

To continue a theme, if only today's journalists had a bit of bottom, actually had some experience of the outside world. In this case, the idea that a rather minor find near Hull is the UK's largest gas field...

What The Driverless Car Will Really Kill Is The Rail Network

As this piece from the Conversation points out, the technology really at risk from the driverless car is the long distance rail network. If we can all sit in our own little private carriage, one that goes from point...

MOST COMMENTED

Why Is Britain Leaving Brexit Money With The EU Instead Of...

This looks like a remarkably bad bit of negotiation here. It appears that we're going to just make a gift to the European Union...