German Nurse Who Killed 100 Admits To Being Incompetent

A trial is going on in Germany of a man who admits to having killed at least 100 people. He was a nurse and he killed them by injecting them with drugs which, well, caused their death. The thing...

Free Market Capitalism Produces Innovation – That’s The Practical Justification For It

We can all think up various justifications for why we should follow, or allow, free market capitalism. From if people want to do this why not all the way through to some Randian call for the ubermensch being allowed...

Trump Is Wrong – Americans Should Be Paying More For Their Drugs Than Other...

It's possible to perceive an unfairness in the manner in which retail prices for pharmaceutical drugs are higher in the US than they are in many other nations. This is largely because the US government denies itself the power...

There Is No Way Insurance Can Solve This American Health Care Problem

We're treated to a recital of a specific health care problem over The Pond. Our source is, of course, The Guardian. And the complaint is that without some support for Obamacare and the like then this particular woman won't...

To Make British Health Care As Good As Finnish, Abolish The NHS

Danny Dorling and one of his disciples have decided to tell us how good Finnish health care is compared to our own dear National Health Service - that wonder of the world that it is. And they're right, there...

Cause And Effect – Fast Food Outlets In Poor Areas Contra Rod Liddle

Contrary to the musings of Rod Liddle in the Sunday Times there is a cause and effect going on over the placings of fast food restaurants or outlets in British towns. The provision of burnt chicken and maybemeatburgers to...

Ocasio Cortez Is Only Half Right About Her $40 Trillion Spending Plans

Of course Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making stuff up about her spending plans and how to pay for them. She's a politician on the stump and the phantasm applies to her as much as it does to Ted Cruz when...

Who Really Killed Prince Albert?

Apparently not John Brown, nor any other possible rival for Victoria's affections. Instead, the humble typhoid bacteria. Just as, umm, everyone thought in fact. From The Conversation: It was Queen Victoria’s darkest day. On December 14, 1861, her husband of...

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Facebook, Google, Data Portability – Not Obviously Bad Nor Useful

One of the suggestions over what we do about the Big Bad Tech companies is that we insist that all our data is portable....