Blog Review 705


This windfall tax idea on the energy companies. You know, make the filthy capitalists disgorge their profits. That would be, in the US at least, the pensions, mutual funds and insurance policies of middle America then. If anything, here in the UK, individual share ownership is lower and collective higher.

More tax news: this is how the European Union spends your money.

Even more tax. Why is it that the basic method of university instruction hasn't changed in a millenium? Wouldn't a rather freer market encourage more experimentation?

Yes, tax and government again. Why do we have a housing shortage and a million empty houses?

The American political season: 7 things that absolutely no politician will do.

Two reinterpretations of a line from one of those American political speeches. Here and here.

And finally, some number crunching.