But Why Should A Minimum Wage Worker Be Able To Afford...

A report out telling us that the minimum wage for a single worker, unsupported by any other income, isn't enough to rent a two...

How Middle Class Is The Guardian – The Great Brexit Au...

Don't forget that newspapers reflect the interests of their readers. It is not true that editors force material down their throats, it is that...

Today’s Terrible Idea – University Price Setting By Regulatory Diversity Targets

From the Annals of Truly Terrible Ideas comes this suggestion from the universities regulator. Apparently the idea is that they will determine market prices...

Don’t Laugh – Pastor Eaten By Crocodile During Lake Baptism

This is one of those stories that we're never really sure to believe or not. A bit like Herodotus and innumerable other historians and...

A Nicely Delusional View Of Brexit

William Keegan gives us what must be one of the odder arguments against Brexit out there: George Soros is right: Europe faces an existential crisis,...

Trending News To Vanish From Facebook – That’s More Than One...

An interesting little - for aficionados of such stuff - story illustrating the similarity between a market economy and evolution itself. The point being...

Science Says Personality Types And Music Preferences Are Linked

Another of those reports from the wilder shores of science to remind us that the expansion of the universities was perhaps a waste of...

Good Question In The Guardian – What About Those 100 Million...

An entirely reasonable and sensible question from Martin Kettle in The Guardian: A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million? Martin Kettle Quite...

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...

Canadian Meese Are Damn Good Swimmers

A report in from the colonial cousins in the Antipodes: Ten Canadian moose landed here more than 100 years ago. A few intrepid Kiwis have...