Tim Worstall

Err, yes, that's why we use markets

Written by | Friday 6 December 2013

Via Left Outside we get this from the Brad Delong:

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There really is a Laffer Curve you know

Written by | Thursday 5 December 2013

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There is no great stagnation

Written by | Wednesday 4 December 2013

Given my advancing age and the near certainty that I'll have some form or amount of prostate cancer before I shuffle off this mortal coil, for almost all men do, I'm rather glad to see this little piece of technology. It's a robotic arse, doctors for the training of.

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On that German legalisation of prostitution thing

Written by | Tuesday 3 December 2013

A ouzzling little thought prompted by this piece which is describing the campaign to make prostitution illegal again in Germany:

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Yet more nonsense about corporation tax

Written by | Sunday 1 December 2013

Yesterday I was muttering about how the lies being told about corporation tax were bending the minds of even respectable establishment figures. Today I find that we've a similar problem whereby we've some deeply uninformed commentary on the tax paid or not paid by Thames Water.

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Should it be a crime for a business to make a loss?

Written by | Saturday 30 November 2013

This is an interesting little example of the pernicious effects of the lies that are told in certain forms of campaigning. We've a proposal that there should be something called a corporate ASBO. Sure, it's a personal suggestion but it is also from the head of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

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Now just what would we do without the Resolution Foundation?

Written by | Thursday 28 November 2013

This might be my favourite research finding of recent times. It comes from the Resolution Foundation who are worrying themselves over the incidence and persistence of low pay in the UK economy. Specifically, they're interested in working out who starts on low pay (less than two thirds of median hourly wage) and then manages to escape said low pay. At which point they tell us this:

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We're really not running out of resources you know

Written by | Wednesday 27 November 2013

Despite what various people like George Monbiot tell us, no, we're really not running out of minerals. He tells us today that:

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