Category Archives: economics

A free clue to the record industry

Here’s a free clue I’m giving to the record industry. They won’t take it, of course: (from Techdirt) Advertisements

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What the Occupy movement should demand

Some people have criticised the Occupy movement for having vague or no demands. In this post I’ll make some suggestions as to what they should demand; bearing in mind the need to have demands that (i) lots of people can … Continue reading

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Obvious answers to questions

From Tim Worstall: What turned this middle-class public schoolgirl into Wayne Rooney’s £1,200-a-night escort? £1,200?

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The Jilted Generation and the Pirate Party

Adam Ramsay reviews The Jilted Generation, a book by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik, that explains how young people are screwed by society: If you were born after September 1979, this book is about you. You are a member of … Continue reading

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Balls talks bollocks on housing

Ed Balls, a contender for the Labour leadership,proposes to spend £6 billion to build 100,000 affordable homes (via Liberal Conspiracy): By using half of that £12 billion, a £6 billion investment this year and next, we could build 100,000 extra … Continue reading

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Employee housing, a response to Martin A

Martin A wrote a response to my previous post, Employee Parking at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, which raises a number of points, so I thought I’d discuss it in a separate post. Of course, a city with mixed zoning … Continue reading

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Employee parking at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

While I was canvassing for the Liberton/Gilmerton by-election this weekend, one resident told me how she didn’t like it when employees of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh off Dalkeith Road parked outside her house in the morning. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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