Month: August 2012

To what extent should we regulate good luck?

There’s been quite a lot of discussion around the subject of the unemployed over the past year or so – mainly as a result of a much-vaunted and allegedly never-ending boom of unregulated markets and behaviours sadly, and undeniably, busting…

Merit vs interests – a new way to govern?

I tweeted something along these lines the other idea.  I suggested whether it mightn’t be a good idea for us to create decision-making processes which allowed our representatives to take decisions based on the merits of each and every case…

A different USA?

As someone just observed, the most notable government worker in the most expensive government project has just died – and will now most certainly be mourned, without exception, the length and breadth of the US political spectrum. As I myself…

The left’s biggest elephants in the room

It’s curious that for such a supposedly voluble and open-minded part of the political spectrum as the left, so many taboos – both of dogma as well as more emotional – should prevent us from discussing freely all alternatives.  If…