Food as a Form of Medicine

For most of humankind's existence, food has been a source of fuel, of calories. Humans as hunter-gatherers had to live on whatever meat they could catch, what berries they could collect, what grains and grasses they could find, and...

Kevin Williamson’s Firing – If Abortion Is To Be A Crime Then Who Should...

Kevin Williamson used to be at the National Review where he did some excellent pieces. His work on the small towns of Appalachia - the solution being that they should empty out and rot away - was very good...

Norway’s Gender Quotas Hold Women Back In Management

Or perhaps we should say that he imposition of quotas in Norway concerning the number of women on company boards seems not to have been able to overcome the disincentive effects of a deep and generous welfare state. It's not...

Suzanne Moore Explains The Gender Pay Gap But Doesn’t Understand She Has

Quite the most annoying thing concerning the current furore over the gender pay gap is that the explanations of why it exists are now, finally, zeroing in why it actually exists. As horrible little neoliberals like myself have been...

The Entire Idiocy Of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

This is actually quite marvellous, The Guardian's report on the gender pay gap figures. For we've one just gorgeous little note: In sport Millwall Holdings, the parent of the Millwall Football Club reported a pay gap of 80% in the...

Can We Conclude Here That Danny Dorling Is An Idiot?

I think the answer is probably yes, we can conclude that Danny Dorling is an idiot. Which is a pity, given that he's Professor of Human Geography at Oxford these days. Pity to have a fool in a position...

Gender Equality At The BBC – Gonna Be A Toughie

The BBC has announced that it will have gender equality in expert voices that appear on its shows. This is something of a problem for it's not immediately obvious that there is in fact gender equality out there in...

Mind the Gap

A fixation with equality leads us to examine possible ‘gaps’ in outcomes.  Is there, for example, a gender pay gap, in which women are paid less than men for doing the same or equivalent work?  If there is, then...

Do we get Bank Holidays right?

As the UK slides unto another long weekend of days off in the rain and traffic jams headed for the coasts, attention turns once again to the question of whether we do this right.  The aim was laudable enough.  When...

The Opportunity Cost Of Late Childbirth

It really would be helpful if people who used certain economic phrases grasped what those phrases meant. So it is with opportunity cost. It's a vital economic concept, number two on our very short list of the two important...

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Viktor Orban’s Populism Is Just The Democracy The Establishment Doesn’t Like

Viktor Orban's just won a thumping third election victory in Hungary. This is being derided as simply populism. Populism being just successful democracy but...