One view  of how the political system works: an auction of other peoples' money.
Another view: you really shouldn't  take the tax subsidies, for if you do, you'll end up becoming captive.
Yet another : at some point on Northern Rock someone is going to have to say that the hole is deep enough already, so let's stop digging.
A fourth view : sometimes it really is true that the artist brings a clarity, a purity, to the description of life.
A markets in everything moment: a futures market  for gadgetry. You can pre-sell (or rather, buy an option to do so) your electronic gew gaws as you buy them.
Sad new , PJ. O'Rourke is no longer funny. Worse, he's actually morphed into being a writer.
And finally , The Dissident Frogman has found a way to become stinking rich.