Month: November 2017

Group thinking: dangers of the quest for “social justice”

‘The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. [...]

The real climate change denial

The Paris Agreement sets out a global action plan to combat climate change. The stated goal is to keep global temperature increases ‘well below 2°C above [...]

Politicians wanted, no relevant experience required

A political career in the gilded halls of Westminster comes with no educational requirements. It requires no previous experience or field of expertise, yet it [...]

We have forgotten the meaning of property rights

The outrage accompanying the release of the so-called ‘Paradise Papers’, detailing efforts to avoid tax by wealthy individuals and global corporations, is [...]

Should it be criminal to make mistakes? Gordon Brown thinks so

Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of Britain during the financial crash of 2008, has spent his time since leaving Parliament after the 2015 general election [...]

The Paradise Papers and the morality of tax avoidance

The so-called Paradise Papers published this week have spurned predictable outrage at the apparent extend of tax avoidance by the ‘rich and powerful’. [...]

A politically correct Halloween: things you didn’t know were racist

Halloween is over for another year, but it is not quite as it used to be. This year, Disney’s Moana, an animated film about the adventures of a Polynesian [...]

The BoE hike: caught in a trap of its own making

On Thursday, the Bank of England raised the benchmark base rate for the first time in a decade. The modest 25bp increase takes the base rate back to where it [...]