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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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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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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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