Classical liberalism and libertarianism are very difficult concepts to explain to post war generations to whom the government often seems a benevolent if grossly incompetent structure for delivering services to them and their families. Most of these services were...
The electorate of the industrial democracies broadly seem to accept the role of the State in every aspect of their lives, education, health & pensions being prime examples. This is largely unchallenged by modern press, media and politicians. No...
As the Brexit debate drags on, there seems to be much confusion about tariffs. Neither politicians nor MSM journalists seem to understand the basic concepts. This is natural as politicians, bureaucrats & journalists made a conscious decision at university...
Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by euro sceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people. This is quite natural, politics is...
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The Fiscal Gap

I wonder what would happen if our bank manager called us in because he was worried about our spending.  The Chancellor of the Exchequer of course has no bank manager in the way we do.  But he has a...
In 2017 the United Kingdom will face its first serious constitutional dilemma since the Glorious Revolution of 1688. A bloodless coup removing the Stuarts and once and for all installing the constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy we enjoy today....
Youth unemployment in Western Europe and the Anglosphere appears to be becoming chronic. A bit like that summer cold that just won’t go away, yet it is not a global phenomenon. Some of the causes must be assessed. They...
We hear of the proposed £60 billion pay off to the EU.  It grows everyday.  The extraordinary aspect of this whole sorry affair is the complete lack of professionalism in these negotiations. Possibly no surprise as the participants are all...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a Figment of the State’s Imagination You draw up your chair, you switch on the telly and tune into the news. It is all very authoritative, delivered in a manner that brooks no contradiction. Fact...
What is a ‘common currency’? It is frustrating to hear Eurosceptics argue that the common currency is the source of Europe’s woes, there are indeed many causes but the euro is not one of them. I have already written a...

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