Of Course British Livings Rooms Are Smaller – Planning Permissions Means Houses Are

The Guardian tells us that British houses are getting smaller. Entirely contrary to how we would expect matters to be going - richer societies usually have more room per person in dwellings and Britain is certainly richer than it...

Complete Genius! *Smacks Forehead* Why Didn’t We Think Of This?

As someone who was part of an insurgent British political party, one that never did win a Westminster seat directly and from a standing start, this strikes me as being complete damn genius. We did actually win of course,...

Jacinda Ardern’s Proof Of The Difference Between Truth And Honour

Jacinda Ardern is that new Prime Minister over in New Zealand. You know, the one who was asked whether she was going to have children - to much outrage from the assembled bien pensants - and then started preparing...

Should we repeal prohibition?

We are back in 1933, about to repeal the amendment to the US constitution, passed in 1919.  The 21st amendment would repeal the Volstead Act that made alcohol illegal.  Opponents of the change point out that repeal will make alcoholism...

Is Private Help a Bad Thing? – Political Spectacles of the Left

Some social and political analysts regard private help as a bad thing.  They speak of the “problem” of food banks, and of America’s “miserly” support for poorer countries.  In fact food banks are a solution, not a problem.  Private...

Low Nicotine Cigarettes And Faulty Logic – They’ll Kill More People, Not Fewer

A useful little trick in trying to improve the world is to understand why something is happening before attempting to change that world. Our response to little old ladies falling over and breaking their hips is going to be...

Of Course Joe Biden’s Against A Basic Income – What’s The Point Of Democratic...

Glory be, Joe Biden appears to be planning to run for President at the next election. It's certainly gonna be fun to see the Clinton Camp running again without the charm, intelligence or competence. There is one more interesting...

It’s Not What Macron Says, It’s Who He Says It To

Emmanuel Macron is apparently telling us all that French - that largely unintelligible series of grunts - is and should remain a world language. This is held to be some sort of hypocrisy given that his English is pretty...

The Revolving Doors of Failing Prison Reform  

On the 6th of March, Justice Secretary David Gauke delivered his first major speech on prison reform at the Royal Society of Arts in London. Previously the minister for Work and Pensions, Gauke replaced David Lidington during the last...

When Mueller Will Be Unleashed

There's a lot of speculation about the Special Counsel investigating Russia interference in the US electoral process in 2016 and subsequently. While it is clear that Russian interference took place, less clear is any involvement by American citizens. Robert Mueller,...

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Zero Hedge’s Wondrous Claim – The Problem With The Euro Is...

Zero Hedge tends to be where economic misunderstandings go for a last hurrah. They've managed to outdo themselves this time around, insisting that the...