Modern Monetary Theory or MMT is supposedly the new kid on the block - espoused by the likes of Paul Krugman, Will Hutton & various other so-called economists - whose claim to fame is a track record...
One of the great historical myths is the American Civil War was fought to abolish slavery. Serious historians know it was neither a civil war, nor was it fought to emancipate slaves. A civil war is about...
Well - the response to my interest in bitcoin over the past week has been nothing short of amazing. I was totally surprised at the passion and interaction I was getting for simply saying I plan to buy some...
My final article in my wee trilogy on data interpretation I examine who benefits from the manipulation of state data. It is usually sound policy when investigating the often bizarre antics of the state to follow the...
Britain’s Keynesian press & public service broadcasters view President Roosevelt’s New Deal as something to ‘put on a pedestal’ (Guardian June 27). Sadly the New Deal has gone into mainstream academic & political economic archives as successful, remarkable as...
The demise of the serious defence correspondents in MSM have left the nation exposed to geo political military mistakes of epic proportions. Jonathan Beale at the BBC  & Lucy Fisher at The Times are splendid Gilbertian figures of pomp...

Downfall

It seems the ‘Western’ Democracies are stumbling into a new dark age, the historical perspective would suggest the Roman Empire has the template for ultimate failure. An inability to protect its borders, the degradation of money & a mutated...
We must be cautious how we welcome Andrew Bailey, Mark Carney was certainly the worst governor in post war history so CoCo the clown would look good initially. He has to date been what a commanding officer might mark...
There has been some disingenuous double speak on the subject of Scottish Independence post election at which they triumphed with a platform for independence from the United Kingdom as strong as the conservative party's overwhelming endorsement of independence from...
For overseas readers rates are what we Brits call property tax. It goes to local government which dwells in the marble halls of our kingdom. If you find yourself in a north of England depressed town & spot a new...

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