Plastic bags are great – don’t ban them

It's generally a good rule of thumb to oppose anything that's favoured by the Daily Mail, assuming you have the slightest interest in economics or liberty, even if it doesn't obviously sound like a bad idea. Sunny at Liberal Conspiracy would've done well to follow the rule: In one stroke the Daily Mail has put … Continue reading Plastic bags are great – don’t ban them

The problem is you, not the sandwiches

Sorry, has this man actually ever been to London or New York? At present we are offered a 'choice' between an oligopoly of three or four chains, all spending so much money on advertising and formulaic minimalist interiors, that they haven't got enough left over to spend on a filling, so have to make up … Continue reading The problem is you, not the sandwiches

SPV of the week

[Sorry, it's a forward so I can't link the original...] "Munich Re has launched a bond programme under which $1.5bn in extreme mortality risk will be transferred to the capital markets.... Munich Re said that the programme would protect it against an exceptional rise in mortality after a major pandemic or similar event in the … Continue reading SPV of the week