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By | Digital Digest | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 12:18 pm

How to rebalance our economy, Chunomics

How to rebalance our economy

The economists who object to George Osborne’s policy are both right and wrong. Annoying and perhaps inevitable as this is usually the case in matters of practical economics. I appreciate it requires explanation.

By | Chunomics | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 11:45 am

Will your mobile turn you into a hunchback?, Eagle Eye

Will your mobile turn you into a hunchback?

Fast. Thick. Number 620 in the inexhaustible series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by a newspaper autoqtwtain-generation machine.
Thanks to Louise Phillips.
Number 621 comes from the same source:
Has equality destroyed your sex life?
Thanks to Sam.
And, just to prove that I am not obsessed with the Daily Mail, number 622 comes from [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 10:19 am

Online House Hunter: Welsh wonders, Property

Online House Hunter: Welsh wonders

Wales has seen some dramatic drops in house prices over the last 12 months. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver takes a closer look at God’s Own Country

By | Property | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 7:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘A Good Man Goes To War’, Notebook

Review of Doctor Who ‘A Good Man Goes To War’

The truth has now been revealed: River Song is Melody Pond, Amy’s daughter. There was always speculation as to the identity of River but now everyone knows who she is.

By | Notebook | Monday, 6 June 2011 at 4:47 am

Is David Cameron the most Europhile prime minister since Edward Heath?, Eagle Eye

Is David Cameron the most Europhile prime minister since Edward Heath?

Peter Oborne. Number 619. Douglas Carswell rephrases the question here:
The most Euro integrationist government since Ted Heath’s?
The fruitcake count is high. All those Europhobe Tories who described Tony Blair as the most dangerous man in Britain because he wanted the euro to succeed, and expected Britain to join it, now condemn the most Eurosceptic prime minister since [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 9:34 pm

Fighting out of the Fringes: private Law, Arts

Fighting out of the Fringes: private Law

These last three days have marked the nineteenth (after some conference debate that it was the twentieth or even twenty first) National Independent Schools’ Drama Association Conference.  One word in this title will already have some of the left wing amongst us wishing to raise points but to the politics of private education we shall [...]

By | Arts | Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 6:37 pm

I admit I was wrong, Eagle Eye

I admit I was wrong

If there is one group of internet commenters that rivals the Blair-haters for vituperation and dogmatism, it is the cannabis-legalisers. My article in The Independent on Sunday today, in which I argue (against the Cardoso Commission, right) that drugs that are illegal should stay illegal, has provoked them.
Several commenters have angrily demanded (a) that I [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 5:29 pm

Is this a secret space station on Mars?, Eagle Eye

Is this a secret space station on Mars?

The Daily Mail storybot generated this automatic headline on the website’s front page (copied, right, because it will presumably be taken off the front page soon), but put a straight headline on the story itself. Still, a worthy number 617 for my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No.
Thanks to Paul McConville.
And here [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 3:35 pm

Were the Smurfs Nazis?, Eagle Eye

Were the Smurfs Nazis?

Number 616 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Tim Karan at Newser.
The Smurfs were socialists and “the embodiment of a totalitarian utopia, steeped in Stalinism and Nazism,” says Antoine Buéno, a French sociologist, in a new book, Le Petit Livre Bleu.
Thanks to Andrew Scheuber.
And number 615 was [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 4 June 2011 at 10:16 am

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