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The Possessed

From time to time I get possessed by ideas. And throughout 2018 I’ve been possessed by a new idea. It’s an idea about ice ages. And my idea was that when, as periodically happens, the Earth gets covered in ice, … Continue reading

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Affairs Of State

My Idle Theory of politics is that, in busy societies, most people are simply too busy to interest themselves in affairs of state. They will be for the most part happy to delegate the authority to make decisions in these … Continue reading

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The Idle Theory of Government

In Idle Theory, all wealth is idleness. And economic growth is growth in social idleness: as the economy grows, people need to do less and less work to stay alive. And so, over time, thanks largely to technological innovations – … Continue reading

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Fanatical Genes?

One of the very interesting features about online social media like YouTube has been the appearance of online pundits like Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi and Michael Savage and Lionel Nation and Jordan Peterson. There are hundreds of them. They … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Was Right

I was listening yesterday to the left wing Claire Fox in conversation with the right wing James Delingpole, when something she said caught my attention. As I listened, I had the vague idea that I had once been invited to attend … Continue reading

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A New Voice: Stephen Hicks

One of the current features of life (for me at least) is the emergence of new voices, usually via the internet. Jordan Peterson was/is one such figure. And yesterday I spent a while listening to someone who seems to be … Continue reading

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Freedom-Lovers and Freedom-Haters

A few days ago Junican drew attention to a debate about political correctness, that featured Jordan Peterson, Stephen Fry, and a couple of other people I’d never heard of. And the resolution under debate was: Be it resolved, what you … Continue reading

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