I am never going to get to number 1,000 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No at this rate. I have missed several in recent weeks. Anyway, the above, asked by Slate, is number 963. Thanks to Nick Davies. The SMBC comic once featured a similar theme (picture; thanks to Calum).
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Did median real wages stop rising in 2003? I have been puzzled by this claim since the Resolution Foundation made it last October, and I am puzzled by it now that Duncan Weldon, an economist at the TUC, takes issue with me for suggesting that people generally continued to be better off until the bank crisis of 2008.
It is flattering. It really is. The lengths to which Paul Dacre goes to humour my little foible. This morning’s Daily Mail contains such a fine example of the Questions To Which The Answer Is No genre that I can only confess to being speechless with awe. Number 958 in the series.
Questions asked by the weird website WND do not normally count, but this one is excellent, so I shall file it as number 955 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No.
The first paragraph is an unusual single-sentence long version:
Is Obama helping advance a grand plan by Turkey, with the support of [...]
This is a “serious question”, according to Kirsten Salyer, who asked it on Bloomberg. I get the impression Ollie Money didn’t think so. He’s right. It’s number 953 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Buy the book of the series here.
“Crowdfund” is also on the Banned List. Although I think [...]
Terrific double Question To Which The Answer Is No asked by Forbes and spotted by Tom Doran. That is number 950 and 951 in the long-running series of the book.
Number 952 was generated this morning, with Swiss movement precision, by the Dacre Auto Headline Generator (thanks to Brian Brady):
Falling a bit behind in the series of the book, Questions To Which The Answer Is No.
This is number 947, asked by Huffington Post (alien fish, pictured).
Number 948 was asked by Mary Riddell:
Will Ed Miliband be the Doctor Who of politics?
A bit baffling, that one (unlike all the others). Will he reverse the polarity of the neutron [...]
Number 944 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, asked by guess who.
Number 940 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No was asked by Philip Hoare, in the Guardian, on the 80th anniversary of the monster’s invention last week.
Number 941 is on the front of today’s Guardian (pictured):
Was 1963 the start of modern life?
Thanks to Patrick Hennessy.
Number 942 was asked by the Daily Mail:
Maggie: The masterpiece. [...]
Number 938 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No (only £6.14 to download the e-book) was asked yesterday by Douglas Murray at Spectator blogs. I particularly enjoyed Murray’s decorative touch: “Important to stress that it is not conspiracy theory.”
The question was originally asked by Norman Tebbit in 2001, in the form, [...]
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