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Beyond the green false deal

What you are watching is an international trade fayre for a burgeoning green industry.  It is no accident that the fossil fuel corporations are over-represented or that the banking and financial sector are heavily involved.  Because, while human-caused climate change is real enough, the “solution” you are being sold is …

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Out of their depth, taxis and the backward march of Labour

With neither map nor compass After a fortnight of establishment media wishful thinking, yesterday’s monetary policy committee meeting brought forth disappointment.  The committee voted 7 to 2 not to raise interest rates after all. Insofar as global shortages, broken supply chains and rising energy costs are not the result of …

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A red light on the dashboard

On New Year’s Eve 2006-7, something unexpected happened.  For most of the previous two decades, most of the pubs where I live had operated a system where they gave tickets to regular drinkers in order to limit the number of people seeking entry.  This was a problem because one couldn’t …

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Godwin, vapourware and a royal toilet seat

An early outing for Godwin Godwin’s law put in an early appearance at COP26, when the Archbishop of Canterbury accused politicians who ignored climate change of being worse than those who “ignored what was happening in Nazi Germany: “It [climate change] will allow a genocide on an infinitely greater scale. …

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When they say money, think energy

The Indian government ruffled a few feathers at the COP this morning, by raising the thorny question of the £722bn they were supposed to receive to aid their transition away from fossil fuels.  Because, when all is said and done, the proposed transition is all about money.  Decommissioning the old …

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Free markets and unfair elections

Internally coherent and fundamentally flawed We do not, apparently, have supply chain shortages or inflation.  That’s according to John Tamny at Forbes: “Media members, ‘experts,’ economists, and politicians don’t even disappoint anymore. To say they do would be to flatter them. “Either they think we have inflation, shortages, or a …

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The climate war won’t work

There are, in fact, no human comparisons for the effort required to reverse the global-scale damage wrought by 300 years of industrial growth.  Nevertheless, people still reach for past human endeavours to try to spur our political leaders to an action which, in truth, is far beyond them.  How many …

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This is not 1997

Although introduced to the UK by a Labour government, the National Minimum Wage is closer to the Tory approach to economic policy.  This is because it passes the costs onto someone other than the state immediately.  In this case, Britain’s employers.  Labour governments, in contrast, have generally sought the politically …

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