Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Economic Impacts of Prohibition

As a part of my analysis of the ISIS survey figures, I’ve been wondering if I can make an assessment of the economic impact when a substantial fraction of the population stops going to pubs and restaurants, sees less of … Continue reading

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Movement in Europe?

Slight sense that things are on the move in Europe. H/T Harley for this: FRANCE IS ‘TOTALLY BANKRUPT’ HOLLANDE SHATTERED AS MINISTER REVEALS STATE OF ECONOMY FRANCOIS Hollande was left picking up the pieces after France was sent into a … Continue reading

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My Castles In Spain

Perhaps it all depends what people think wealth is? For most of my life I’ve been presented with the idea, more or less as a matter of fact, that ‘being wealthy’ means having pots of money, and a big house … Continue reading

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The River Remembered

One day I went looking for the river. I knew roughly where it was, and so I walked up the Devon country lane beside the house until I came to a gate into a field that stretched down to the … Continue reading

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Thriving Chernobyl Wildlife

I’ve heard this once or twice before. When humans moved out of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, wildlife moved in. Pictures snapped by a camera trap: One of the first rescuers on the site of the nuclear disaster, Gaschak has devoted … Continue reading

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Triple Dip

A headline in the Telegraph caught my eye this morning. Included was a graph of GDP, onto which I immediately scrawled an arrow showing when the UK smoking ban came into force. UK heads for triple dip as GDP contracts … Continue reading

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Proposal for a Political Machine

Following on from yesterday, where I wrote that the political class needed to be ousted, I’ve been playing with some new ideas as to how that might be done. The UK current Westminster parliamentary political scene currently looks like this: … Continue reading

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