Where To With The Metropolitans?

Back last spring when Tim decided to introduce the Continental Telegraph, we discussed the kind of content that I could produce. I suggested we offer a serial—or soap, if you prefer—that comments on current mores, politics, social behaviours, and culture. What...

Even Blind Homer Nodded To The Contemporary Beat

From The Conversation: How we showed Homer’s Odyssey is not pure fiction, with a little help from Facebook When you look at networks of people, whether it’s architects or table tennis players or a regular bunch of Facebook friends, they will have certain similarities....

“Sorry To Bother You” Is About Socialism, Not Capitalism

There's something very wrong with this Guardian review of the new movie "Sorry To Bother You." Which is that it tells us all that this is a stunning indictment of capitalism, something which really doesn't seem to be true...

Indian Cinema Prices Just Rose – It’s a Package Deal, With The Food

It can be terribly difficult to get people to understand certain subtleties concerning business and economics. It can be impossible to get a politician on the stump to understand those same points. For when there are votes to be...

Pink Panther’s Clouseau As Documentary Not Comedy

As with tragedy so with farce, there's supposed to be in both one single event which then leads to the downfall. Everything must flow logically, ineluctably in fact, from that one choice made, that one decision. The difference is...

WTF! An Economic Tour of the Weird

The first thing to say about this podcast is that we discover that the dismal science isn’t always dismal. In this Economics Detective Radio podcast  the host, Garret Peterson, discusses the economic reasoning behind some of history’s strangest practices...

Why Are Movie Reviews so Freaking Useless?

From our man on the spot, Estaban DeGolf: In a couple of recent movie reviews I’ve noted my dismay at some bad-to-mediocre movies’ high ratings as well as my search for a movie review source I can rely on.  At this...

Three Billboards Was a Very Bad Movie

From our special film correspondent, Esteban DeGolf: Well, since I’ve already committed heresy by dissing “Darkest Hour”, let me move on to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. Despite being nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture I...

Darkest Hour is Not a Good, Let Alone Great, Movie

Yes, we do know Gary Oldman got the Oscar for playing Churchill. However, our correspondent, Esteban DeGolf, is unimpressed: I recently saw the movie “Darkest Hour” about Winston Churchill and I was disappointed and very surprised considering the positive reviews...

Did Protectionism Make America Great?

This is the first of what may become a series of podcast reviews. They will usually be relevant to a topic that’s currently making the news but may also include some that we think will be of general interest...

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Harry and Meghan’s Baby Already Has A Name – Earl

There is much breathless anticipation over the naming of Harry and Meghan's - more correctly, the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk - new baby...