Given the tendency of us wonks here to have great faces for radio we're happy to outsource these videos [3] on the Laffer Curve to the George Clooney of the free market movement (self-described we note). We give you Dan Mitchell.

Yes, Netsmith knows that these people are lefties, but more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth etc. Finally [4], a Nanny State regulation not even they like.

Not good news at all: productivity in the NHS continues to fall [5]. Proof once again that it's not how much money you spend, it's how you spend it that's important. 

Long and detailed but useful for those who want to try and understand part of the American mortgage market and its current turmoils. The final paragraph [6] simply emphasises that Heinlein was right: TANSTAAFL.

It would appear [7] that it is not only our own, home grown, media which is at times innumerate. 

On South Africa's energy problems [8]: it seems that, apart from coal, the entire mining industry is shut down. 

And finally [9], technological changes have uncertain effects. Who knew that mobile phones and wristwatches were substitutes?