The Chicken Coop

  We love eggs but wouldn’t bother to keep chickens in order to get any. We prefer to buy them in the supermarket. But absent a market we’d have to keep those little cluckers in our back garden. Feed ‘em...

Chickens coming home to roost?

Well, well, well. Scaremongering and doomists have been predicting the end of Britain once we Brits leave the European Union—and a double dose of hell if it happens without a deal. We’re doomed, as Jamie Frazier would say.* Then we...

May-be?

We’ve been watching the deroulement (a nice little French word there that sounds a lot like what’s going on—a clash of Titans ) of exiting the EU with some interest. As a person living in the Sceptred Isles, we’re...

Diesel Hurt

Sometimes we emerge from our pit to gaze out of the window at the world about us. What we see is our street. And parked in neat rows, lots of cars. Sometimes, they even move, but for the most...

Jetting Off

We’re as fond as flying as the next guy. Really. That wonderful experience that allows you to get from A to B and back again in the twinkle of an eye. We’ve flown around in pretty much everything and...

JIT-ery

We gaze out on the world from our window and see the hold-up. No, not that kind. The kind that gets us economists all hot under the bonnet. No, and it’s not what you’re thinking. Clean your mind. It’s this...

Italy Tries Keynesian Economics – It’s A Disaster!

A useful test of anyone's beliefs is their consistency. Only if the same thing is said when my side is doing it as when your side is should we be taking the belief itself seriously - otherwise it's just...

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