Tag Archives: economics

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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Engineering Another Great Depression

ZeroHedge crude oil prices and GDP expectations: So far, though, consumers in developed countries aren’t behaving as they should: spending the windfall from cheaper energy. ZeroHedge suggests consumers are paying off debts. But maybe it’s also that there’s less and less … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Stock Market Crash

Former Gordon Brown aide Damian McBride: Cashpoint was open, and no queue, so I got money out easy. And then strolled across the road to my usual ‘rallying point’, the local pub. Where I bought a beer – because basically, … Continue reading

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