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The Internet, Government Hyper-regulation, and 0% Interest Rates

I was thinking this morning about all the large changes I’ve seen over the past 10 years or so. And there were three main differences I could discern. Technological: The rise of the internet. Legal: Government hyper-regulation (e.g. smoking bans) … Continue reading

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Call Judge Jeanine Pirro

I’ve been getting a bit gloomy about the presidency of Donald Trump recently. The media coverage of him seems to be nothing but Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeach, Russia. And even people outside the MSM are saying that the presidency has … Continue reading

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Forward Together with Tobacco Control

From the UK Conservative party Forward Together manifesto: And there’ll be more regulation, not less: “A Conservative government will strengthen the hand of regulators.” “Forward Together” is the title of the Conservative party manifesto. And in the passage above, which … Continue reading

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Absolute and Unlimited Violence

I’ve been looking for an antismoking video which shows a smoker being punched repeatedly by an invisible assailant. I’ve seen it several times. It’s probably somewhere in the comments of this blog. But I haven’t found it yet. (But Clicky … Continue reading

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The Greengrocer Snaps

I was writing yesterday, in Learning To Be Nobody, how I felt that the EU had become a sort of new Soviet Union, with the European Commission playing the same role as the Soviet Politburo, and exerting top-down control over … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Nobody

I’ve been trying to put my finger on just exactly why I don’t agree with Stephen Helfer (and a whole bunch of other people, up to and including the illustrious Audrey Silk). And the nearest I’ve managed to get to … Continue reading

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Breaking Point

Here’s last night’s Smoking Section, which I spent disagreeing with Stephen Helfer: I think the difference between Stephen Helfer and me is that he wants to take the fight to the enemy, while I want to build an army. Because … Continue reading

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