Category Archives: Politics

Rishi Sunak: Scourge of the Middle Classes

Chancellor Sunak has increased taxation from income, which will alienate Conservative middle-class voters. Problem? No way. Adroit political footwork and the magic of inflation will square the political circle. Quietly, without fanfare, and with deadly efficiency Sunak created additional income … Continue reading

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Germany’s nuclear dilemma

….turning all the German nuclear reactors back on could approximately stop gas imports from Russia. Shutting the remaining ones down could increase the dependency on Russian gas by about 30%. Germany facts of the day – Marginal REVOLUTION

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Black Lives Matter: Jesse Owens Olympic Champion 1936

Jesse Owens on the podium after winning a gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics. A month after the Olympic Games, Owens told a crowd, “Hitler didn’t snub me—it was [Roosevelt] who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me … Continue reading

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The problem of being a dictator

In the span of a couple of weeks, Vladimir Putin….managed to revitalize NATO, unify a splintered West, turn Ukraine’s little-known president into a global hero, wreck Russia’s economy, and solidify his legacy as a murderous war criminal. How did he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Viet Thanh Nguyen ~ The Sympathizer (2015)

This superb book won the USA’s Pulitzer Prize. Nguyen is brilliant and the real thing: a great author. Opening sentences are important, I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces.1 The unnamed hero/anti-hero is a … Continue reading

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Mugged by Rishi Sunak

Millions of Britons1 will be dragged into paying more income tax after a punishing Government freeze on thresholds, the Office for Budget Responsibility has warned.  A report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research commissioned by The Mail on Sunday … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy, Health Care and Lifestyle Choices

The USA spends the greatest amount of money per capita on health care. This hasn’t translated into the highest life expectancy. Their life expectancy lags behind poorer countries. Pure medical solutions compete with the lifestyles of their population. If a … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson cashes a cheque

Boris needs to cash a cheque and approaching the cashier says, “Good morning, could you cash this cheque for me?” “It’s my pleasure. But first I need to see ID?” “I didn’t think that was necessary. I’m the Prime Minister.”” … Continue reading

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Mocking white supremacist ‘fears’

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Institutional Police Racism and Section 60 ‘Stop and Search’

In a bid to help the police tackle knife crime, in 2019 the government relaxed guidance on Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, enabling police to stop and search people without suspicion or ‘reasonable grounds’. … Continue reading

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