Using Adam Smith to explain why a £6 tax per phone line to extend broadband is a bad idea. Although, to be honest, you could probably use Marx, Edward Lear or Barney the Dinosaur to explain why a £6 tax per phone line to extend broadband is a bad idea.

More Smith, this time about the difference between selfishness and rational self interest.

There's something not quite right about this idea of having a criminal trial without a jury.

What would you prefer to have? No Smokers or a Navy?

Worth remembering who helped get rid of the draft: that would have been enough for fame and glory, forget the Nobel and all the rest.

Yes, these plates in the road to use the cars to power the lights: it's perpetual motion flimflammery again.

And finally, crazed bailout economics.

And really finally, Netsmith bows out having reached the M mark. Been fun etc.

Toodle Pip!