Bill Gates Is All Wet About Poverty

A certain Dr Jason Hickel wants to tell us that Bill Gates is all wet. Not only that he's just wrong about the global decline in poverty in recent years. Because capitalism, colonialisation 'n' stuff, d'ye see? Bill says: This is...

Why Don’t Men Get Called Diva?

Apparently the rare usage of the word diva as applied to men shows how deeply patriarchal our society is, how demeaning to women and cont. pg 94. On the other hand it might just be that it actually is...

Sorry Polly, This Shows That Inequality Is A Good Thing, Not Bad

Polly Toynbee has one of her pearl clutchers today, it seems that where people do actually have a meritocracy and its associated inequality then people are just fine with meritocracy and the associated inequality. Given that Polly thinks inequality...

Bansturbator – Word Of The Year For 2019

The New Year is the time to make wishes for what is to come - mine being that we all start to use the word "bansturbator" more. The reasons why being twofold, firstly that it's simply a great word,...

Questions In The Observer We Can Answer

From the always observant John Naughton: What does it all mean? It’s difficult to say, but for me the main takeaway is a simple question: if the porn industry is as huge as it is, doesn’t that tell us something...

Owen Jones Stamps His Little Feet Over Japan Not Accepting Colonialism

It's a standard trope of the left that colonialism is very bad, very bad indeed - unless an until someone damn foreigners starts doing something that lefties don't like. As here with Owen Jones winding himself up into a...

Time Person Of The Year, Journalists – Monstrous Self Regard Of The American Press

Time's person of the year this year is journalists - a useful sign of the monstrous self-regard of the American press. Yes, some journalists have indeed been killed this year in the performance of their jobs. So have some...

Arts Graduates- Neither The Mail Nor Guardian Understands Drug Driving Numbers

This is really rather worrying - the arts graduates who write both the Daily Mail and The Guardian seem to have no clue at all about either numbers or basic logic when dealing with drug driving. The worry stemming...

The Guardian’s Astonishing Contempt For The Little People

Not that we should be all that terribly surprised by the urban gliteratti's disgust at the pleasures of the proles but still, this is astonishing. They're talking about how clothes are cheap these days. This being one of the...

You Don’t Say – Online News Sites Feed Off Traditional Media

This really shouldn't surprise - people typing away on their mother's basement don't in fact have teams of reporters out around the world doing primary news gathering. Instead, they take the raw material and refashion it into post and...

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If Only People Understood What A Sunk Cost Is

Something that The Guardian's subeditors - come along now, none of us expect the people who write for the paper to grasp anything economic...