The Danish Far Right Populists Won The Election

Sure,m the Danish far right populists have lost votes and seats in the election there but they still won. On he same basis that Ukip won in the UK without ever getting anywhere near to any sort of political...

Trump’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Tariffs On Mexico – This Is Near Insane

Donald Trump has announced the use of his emergency powers to impose import tariffs on goods from Mexico. This is, obviously enough, not wise given that it is American consumers who benefit from imports, they who bear the costs...

The Economics Of Immigration Are Positive But What About The Culture?

It's well known that the net effect of immigration upon wages is pretty much zero. Immigrants bring with them their own desires as well as their labour. It's also well known that the overall economic effect of immigration is...

The People Hurt By Immigration Are The Last Wave Of Immigrants

This isn't a surprise, it's a long known result in fact. But it's nice to see the empirical proof. Immigration doesn't hit the average long time indigene - in an economic sense that is - as the arrival of...

Today’s Idiocy About Slavery And Reparations

Was slavery a bad thing? Yes. Was slavery a common thing? Yes. Just about every society up to and just past the steam engine had slavery. True, it might have been villeinage, serfdom, rather than pure chattel slavery but yes, it existed pretty...

Australian Rugby’s Problem – The Pacific Islanders Tend To Be Fundamentally Christian

We've a lovely little example of a problem with immigration here. Sometimes the immigrants don't quite share the same cultural values as the people they immigrate among. This is not to be making a BNP point as if we're...

As Trump Points Out Democracy Is The Voters Get What The Voters Want, Good...

Donald Trump might not be a career politician but he's grasped the essence of this democracy thing, As Mencken pointed out, it is that the voting public should get what they ask for, good and hard. Which is, of...

BAME Representation In Local Councils

This complaint seems fair enough at one level. Councils in Portsmouth and Brighton have been accused by the Operation Black Vote (OBV) pressure group of being among the least representative authorities across England for people from black, Asian and...

Who Knew? Societies Don’t Respond Well To Major Immigration Or Demographic Change

This idea of unlimited immigration might not be all that great an idea. Sure, the simplest and easiest way to reduce poverty is to take someone from a poor country and pt them in a rich one. But human...

If We Can’t Appropriate Your Culture, What’s The Point?

The benefits of immigration are many. Firstly, there are the economic benefits of skilled migrants – the doctors and nurses and engineers and computer programmers from abroad are filling a skills gap in our society that we cannot plug ourselves. We...

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£53.3 Million For The Garden Bridge Before Construction Even Started

There are many things we can say about the Garden Bridge project across the Thames. Who on Earth put up the money for it,...