I’m a Keynesian who believes in fiscal expansion in tough times, and I'm a market-favouring leftie who believes in progressive taxation (whilst trying to minimise disincentives to work at all levels). However, I’m embarrassed by Richard Murphy of TaxResearch.org.uk, and the way in which the press tend to print his daft views as a serious … Continue reading On third-columnists, deliberate or otherwise
A bit of #ebz? Yes, a bit of #ebz. It'll be sunny tomorrow, perhaps I'll leave the house. http://fallenlondon.com/c/103864 # Hehe. This is possibly the most excellent thing Gordon Brown ever did: http://bit.ly/cwBq6P # I can't quite believe a) how expensive Camper shoes are, b) thatI bought some anyway. They're bloody nice though. # Enjoyed … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-13
I really want to steal the bust of Aneurin Bevan, the inventor of the NHS and all-round excellent Welshman, that's currently installed in the the House of Commons. Partly that's because I think it'd make an excellent decoration for my house. But it's also partly because I could lift it high in the air and … Continue reading Sorry about this
Usual rules apply. Insert some kind of joke prize here. What links Bobby Brown, a girl who thinks of ghosts, and Justine Frischmann?
So, if I log into Gmail, Twitter, eBay, or my own blog on a computer, and opt to have my user information saved, then obviously I'll want to log in using that information whenever I use those sites, for as long as I use the site and the computer is my computer. If it stops … Continue reading Why do browser cookies expire?
So, I come up with a contrarian view on the BP issue that I don't 100% hold, but which is a genuine aspect of the story and which has been completely neglected in any of the coverage I've seen. I mention it on Twitter, I spend a couple of days thinking about it, and then … Continue reading When Good Contrarianism Goes Bad
Let's assume that, like most UK workers, you have a pension fund with a substantial part of its investment in FTSE companies, usually weighted by value. What should you care more about: 1) the fact that the US government is attempting to steal a sizeable proportion of your money? 2) some fucking cormorants? Clue: if … Continue reading On helping Americans to steal your pension
There seems to be a fair amount of grumpiness and sarcasm going on around the Labour party leadership election. Much of this is for sensible reasons (broadly "the only one of the candidates who isn't a dull clone has no experience of managing anything ever, and David Miliband is a war criminal"). However, there's also … Continue reading Jealous petulant snipery and the Labour leadership
#ebz The Stolen River that flows into the Unterzee - the one they used to call the Thames - passes thr... http://fallenlondon.com/c/98148 # I wonder how many of the people fulminating about Laws are aware that if he'd come out and claimed for sharing with partner, he'd've been... # ...entitled to *more* money than he … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-06