Heavy Lyft-ing

The future, so they say, is with the new economy. New ways of doing things will replace all the old ways in short order. But to do this, you’ve got to displace the existing system. Sometimes innovation brings something...

There’s White Supremacy And Then There’s Stupidity

Of course, we'd describe neo-Nazi white supremacy as idiocy anyway but it's rather nice when they come right out and prove it all over again. One of the splinter groups - they're all splinter groups really - that makes...

Of Course Kraft Heinz Bonds Did Better Than Stocks, Seriously, Good Grief

In the annals of investment reporting this comes along as one of those no stercore* Sherlock moments. The bonds didn't fall as far as the stock, recovered faster and ended up less down after the SEC announcement and writedowns...

Bernie Sanders Won’t Win In 2020 – Dems Won’t Let Him

There's a claim that Bernie Sanders can win the Presidential election in 2020. This seems most unlikely to me as I can't see any manner in which the Democratic Party will allow him to win the primaries. And I...

But Why Would Canada Pay $1 Trillion For Montana?

There's a fun little petition over at Change.org - why not sell Montana to Canada to pay down the national debt? The observant will have noted more than just the one problem with this of course: Montana should be...

Ralph Northam’s Blackface Shows How Far America Has Come In Race Relations

It's probably true that no one in the mid 1980s should have been wearing blackface - it was a bit archaically racist even then. And of course no one should have been dressing up in Klan outfits - Robert...

Bang to Rights

California isn’t called the golden state for nothing. Well, it might be the good PR from the Beach Boys or the Eagles—Tim knows more about this than we do—but it is generally a place you might want to go....

Jetting Off

We’re as fond as flying as the next guy. Really. That wonderful experience that allows you to get from A to B and back again in the twinkle of an eye. We’ve flown around in pretty much everything and...

Sure,Trump Proposed at 14.25% Wealth Tax – Because Trump Knows About Taxing Wealth

Donald Trump did indeed propose a 14.25% wealth tax for the United States - this being proof that Donald Trump actually knows something about the taxation of wealth. As opposed, say, to Matt Yglesias. The important point about Trump's wealth...

Proof Of Trump’s Russia Innocence – Oil Sanctions On Venezuela And Citgo

Donald Trump has announced sanctions on Venezuela's oil business and that's a useful little proof - indication wouldn't be strong enough - of the manner in which he's not in fact beholden to Russia. Because major losers here are...

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Memo To Public Health England – Fast Food Is A Competitive,...

We've all long known that Public Health England is one of those groupuscules that needs a good sharp smack. Some old school Nanny perhaps...