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"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice" - Adam Smith

And another thing...

Written by Junksmith | Friday 09 January 2009

Although this appears to be based on a version of the discredited dependency theory, which is not a good idea, the growth of competing currencies is an interesting phenomenon.

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Written by Junksmith | Sunday 11 January 2009

SIR – Each time I hear of an away-day Cabinet meeting I am reminded of the times at school when we had lessons outdoors. We didn’t do any work then, either.

Iain McKie, Letters, The Telegraph

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Written by Junksmith | Tuesday 13 January 2009

Key fact of 2008: 16% of adults in the United Kingdom think their healthcare system works well. From Harris Interactive here.

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Written by Junksmith | Wednesday 14 January 2009

Mugatu's derelicte turned real. And in honour of a politician too - how appropriate.

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Written by Junksmith | Thursday 15 January 2009

Schumpeter Rising on BBC Radio 4. 15 minutes of dissent from the Keynesian consensus.

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Written by Junksmith | Friday 16 January 2009

Spending a penny at London's King's Cross station now costs 30p - equivalent to 72 old pennies. It just shows you how far governments have trashed our money.

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Written by Junksmith | Saturday 17 January 2009

Barack Obama also says he wants to bring a sense of accountability to Washington. I've got a better idea. Why don't you bring some accountants to Washington, okay? Tell us where the hell our $750 billion went!

Jay Leno

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Written by Philip Salter | Tuesday 20 January 2009

Only twelve more bank bailouts to go...

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Written by Junksmith | Thursday 22 January 2009

Al Gore ice sculpture unveiled in Fairbanks.

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Written by Philip Salter | Wednesday 21 January 2009

Obama's 895 promises, if you have time.

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