Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Pope and the free-market

I try not to talk about faith much, especially when it comes to the debate about ‘which side’ of the political spectrum God would be on (that said, you should all read Acton’s stuff). This piece by Chris Bedford at … Continue reading

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Britain’s energy debate: stuck on stupid

It’s safe to say both the Conservatives and Labour are stuck on stupid when it comes to energy policy in the UK. Some Conservative members have repeatedly attempted to tar ‘Big Oil’ (no pun intended) with allegations of price fixing. … Continue reading

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George Will on being Thankful

As ever, wonderful stuff from George Will.  This paragraph in particular touched a nerve: In Washington, even local government is demented: Its transit authority Metro threatened Henry Docter with “arrest, fines and imprisonment” for the crime of unregulated gardening. Docter had filled … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence and the EU

Shock, horror:  the Spaniards are saying that Scotland wouldn’t automatically become a member of the European Union if it seceded from the United Kingdom. This is hardly surprising (despite the British media’s shock) given Spanish concerns about Catalonia and the … Continue reading

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Does defense spending stimulate growth?

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Paul Krugman — is there one address where the New York Times and Daily Telegraph sends a royalty check? Only reason I ask is that I see little difference between the two, except the British right loves … Continue reading

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