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Are We Nearly There Yet?

Until the Imperial College Covid-19 Group published their report last Monday, the strategy of the government was laissez-faire. The government’s Chief Scientific Adviser explained that this was in order to […]

A Three-Point Plan for Economic Recovery

Any general who goes into battle without a plan is doomed to fail. Any general who sticks to his plan is doomed to fail.   Attributed to Napoleon In its […]

The Great Anglo-Saxon Health Experiment

All models are wrong, but some are useful. George Pelham Box   The US and the UK are both in the process of reviewing their strategies in response to the […]

The Great British Health Experiment

All models are wrong, but some are useful. George Pelham Box This is an update on the previous post about the virus. It is based on a slightly more sophisticated […]

Fast Leader on 99%

Fast Leader magazine carries an article about 99%  in its March issue. It quotes Martin Wolf of the Financial Times saying: “This book makes three main arguments. First, the middle […]

Two Sides of Freedom

Today, the word ‘freedom’ came up very powerfully in two jarring ways: • Priti Patel, on behalf of the Home Office, celebrated the end of freedom of movement; and • […]

Crumbs from the Rich Man’s Table

There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, […]

Does Mass Impoverishment Matter?

It’s the same the whole world over, It’s the poor wot gets the blame, It’s the rich wot gets the gravy, Ain’t it all a bleeding shame?   Anonymous   […]

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