Tag Archives: law

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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The Complete and Utter Corruption of Law

From Clicky in the comments yesterday, this piece in Reason: A policy that is scheduled to take effect next Monday prohibits smoking in and near public housing throughout the country, affecting 1.2 million households in units managed by about 3,300 … Continue reading

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The Enigma of Article 13

In the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, RdM was expressing some doubt over whether the EU really was proposing a ‘link tax’, as I reported yesterday. He couldn’t find one in the relevant EU publication. Having read in Breitbart (and … Continue reading

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Tired Of Waiting

Where I live in Herefordshire, England, a new estate is being built. And this means that the surrounding roads are full of trucks and diggers. The roads are also being dug up to put in drains, paths, and even a … Continue reading

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Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, and The Doctrine of Rights.

For the past week or so I’ve been getting more and more steamed up about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s proposal to ban smoking while walking on New York’s streets. It’s seems to me to check every box in the list … Continue reading

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Peter Koo Must Hang

I can’t stop thinking about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s bill to ban smoking while walking on city streets. To me it looks like a perfect example of a bad law. But what do I mean by a bad law? If … Continue reading

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The Transportation of Deborah Arnott

In the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, the Flat-Earth-related discussion came round to wondering why there were no air flights over Antarctica, and we got hold of a rather good 3D globe at MeteoEarth, with me saying that if you wanted … Continue reading

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