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You Can’t Believe Everything You Read in the Swedish Press Either…

19 August 2009 12:54

So, in addition to everything else the Israeli Defence Forces are organ-hunters, feasting on the livers and kidneys of murdered…

BBC Asks for Increased Subsidy Shocker!

30 July 2009 15:38

Unsurprisingly, the BBC wants the government to increase the number of sporting events that have to be shown on “free-to-air”…

Big Business & Big Government, Together Again…

28 July 2009 16:37

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Scottish government’s desire to set alcohol prices. Not the least…

Hope We Better Believe In?

10 February 2009 23:33

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading February 10, 2009 in New York…

Quote for the Day

25 November 2008 14:52

Chris Dillow – always worth your time – casts a weary eye over a number of government policies and concludes:…

Who’s Not Coming to Dinner?

23 November 2008 16:01

Christ, I’m glad I* don’t eat at the restaurants Thomas Friedman frequents: So, I have a confession and a suggestion.…

UN Report Makes Sense: Can it Actually Exist?

2 October 2008 14:06

Well, this is common-sense. So, obviously, don’t expect it to have an impact. A report on cannabis prepared for next…

Quote for the Day

1 October 2008 14:55

Comes from that wise bird, Tyler Cowen: 11. If someone is pushing conclusions and not identifying the potential weak points…

Quote for the Day

12 August 2008 23:40

Yes, I mentioned this post earlier. But… But the very most obvious thing about today’s XXXX is how internally varied…

Department of Free Markets Being Better than Black Markets

9 July 2008 11:52

A BBC Scotland documentary on organ sales is on TV tonight. The reporter discovers, shockingly, that: There is a black…

Doh is not a real word…

3 March 2008 20:02

But… The makers of Scrabble are going after the Indian boys responsible for the wondrous Scrabulous. What stupidity. Don’t they…

The Wearisome Unbearableness of Manohla Dargis

24 December 2007 21:41

Oh dear. The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis (who apparently find the idea of being asked to name and write…

Postcards from the Edge

19 December 2007 23:02

Via Tyler Cowen, here’s today’s eBay ploy. The current winning bid is a startling very reasonable $190: You are bidding…

Markets All Around

16 November 2007 19:28

Union Edition: About 30 people picket in front of a bank in downtown Washington, D.C., wearing big yellow signs that…

Quote for the day

19 August 2007 1:08

Via Samizdata, this from Barry Goldwater: I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for…

And the trains even sort of run on time…

1 August 2007 19:14

Brilliant. From the Sydney Morning Herald: After recent items on weird conditions for public transport there has been a flurry…