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An Upcoming Berlin Wall Event?

Daily Mail: Putin sends troops to Russia’s border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees The Russian President has sent troops and equipment … Continue reading

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Small Causes and Small Effects

I was thinking this morning that the imposition and revocation of smoking bans (and any number of other things) is the outcome of the interaction of an almost infinite number of political forces. Someone somewhere in the world finds himself … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA today. Or maybe tomorrow. Or maybe Sunday. I don’t know. We don’t have Thanksgiving in the UK. Perhaps we should. I was reading in ZeroHedge last night about the first Thanksgiving in 1621. After the … Continue reading

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The End Of Economic Growth

Via ZeroHedge: I argue periodically that the current global slump/recession/depression is one consequence of the tidal wave of smoking bans that swept around the world over the past decade or two. The effect of these bans is to evict smokers … Continue reading

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Escape Velocity

Smokingscot has his own blog, on which he periodically writes thoughtful essays. His latest starts with a telling observation: I’ve often pondered what the real difference is between people who are unemployed and those who are “exiled” (to quote Ms … Continue reading

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The Endless Demonisation of Industry

I regularly compare Tobacco Control and global warming alarmism. So do other people: Dismissal of well-established climate science has parallels to decades of debate over tobacco use and its effects on health. Tobacco companies long denied any causal relation between … Continue reading

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Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

I was thinking today that contemporary politics is all about guilt and shame. For example the Green movement is driven by guilt and shame at the industrial revolution. For the Greens, the industrial revolution was something that simply covered the … Continue reading

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