Not enough to do today? Caught in that Boxing Day ennui? Try Political Betting's political crossword.

Contrary to all previous advice it now seems that buying a lottery ticket is in fact an economically rational thing to do. It might make you a better investor

A romantic comedy about globalisation and outsourcing? Well, at least one review is pretty good. 

Given these massive differences in prices across the country, just why is it that we have any national pay scales at all? 

Given the lack of any trains today some motoring news. How to make driving vastly safer

Given the subsidies for biofuels as an option to replace petrol....interesting to see that petrol became the fuel of choice originally because of subsidies against ethanol. 

And finally, a word of warning to those intending to be reliant upon Russian energy supplies in the decades to come.