From the daily archives:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Spot The Fat Cat Difference

August 30, 2011

As Ray North wrote yesterday, our Hero of the Week were the French billionaires who last week wrote to President Sarkozy demanding to pay more tax. Today the Guardian carried a story about how 50 wealthy Germans are lobbying Angela Merkel to tax them harder to “stop the gap between rich and poor getting even […]

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#270: 2000, Lambchop, Up with People

August 30, 2011

This is a lovely song from a lovely album. I first heard it lying in bed with my young wife listening to The Late Lounge on Jazz FM with Rosie Kendrick – I remember the guitar that gently drove the song and the soft gravel voice of Kurt Wagner as he tells us in whispering […]

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In the debate between Hayek and Keynes, is the answer Marx?

August 30, 2011

We are, or so the Coalition government tell us, in a terrible situation. The armageddon of economic disintegration is nigh, they say, unless we take drastic action. The Coalition’s strategy for ‘drastic action’ has been a mix of Thatcher and Hayekism – combining Maggie’s desire to shrink the state and Friedrich’s belief that in times […]

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