Tag Archives: Politics

In Loco Parentis

A few days back in Free Stuff From Daddy, I thought I’d at last got a handle on Trump Derangement Syndrome. I wrote: For a lot of people, mostly on the Left, the state is a parent. It’ll provide security … Continue reading

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Disempowering The People

Something I noticed a day or two back: ‘Lecturing people about smoking and drinking doesn’t work’ – warns Cumbria health boss Colin Cox, director of Cumbria County Council, said that putting pressure on people to change their lifestyles could do … Continue reading

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Free Stuff From Daddy

I’ve been wondering for the past couple of years about the Trump Derangement Syndrome that seems to afflict a lot of Americans (and maybe not just Americans). I don’t understand it. Why can’t they just get over the fact that … Continue reading

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Inclusivity

Grandad reminded me of an article I saw yesterday: In an attempt to make public performances more “inclusive” for people with “disabilities” like anxiety and other sensory issues, the University of Manchester students’ union has voted to ban applause at … 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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The EU Response To Populism: More EU

It looks like the EU is going to start fighting the rising tide of decentralising populism by introducing yet more centralisation. i.e. more EU. The European Union (EU) must bring an end to national sovereignty over finance with the creation … Continue reading

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Living In Deranged Times

We seem to be living in deranged times. Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) seems to be a genuine psychological disorder, whereby its sufferers are unable to accept that Donald Trump won the US presidential election two years ago. Hillary Clinton, who … Continue reading

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