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Building Train Sets Doesn’t Make Us Rich: Chinese Bullet Trains Run Empty

I KNOW, I know, I bang on about this, but it really is true, building faster train sets really doesn’t make us richer:
No passenger was seen in the whole carriage … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2011 | In: Money | Comment

Painful Stupidity From the Government On Fuel Costs And Solar Panels

THERE are two things that make this such a painful statement to have to read:
THE Government has claimed the use of solar panels will provide a vital element in … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, August 2011 | In: Money | Comment

Building Bloody Great Trains To Everywhere Doesn’t Make Us Rich You Know

THERE’S any number of people out there telling us that we must all spend the tax money on their favourite boondoggle. Might be yet more bleedin windmills, neighbourhood nuclear plants, … (read more)

Posted: 29th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (4)

The Guardian: Only 130 Years Out of Date

IT’S possible that there’s some sort of black hole in The Guardian, one which distorts time itself, so that their editorials sometimes seem to come from another century. This is … (read more)

Posted: 28th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1)

We Just Knew The Guardian Would Come Up With The Answer!

IT’S quite stunning how the Guardian manages to solve each and every problem for us. If the little scrotes are mis-behaving then it’s Sure Start for them: bankers getting out … (read more)

Posted: 27th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1)

So the Economy’s Screwed: So Whatta We Gonna Do?

WE’VE seen the GDP figures, they show 0.2% growth over the past 3 months. When we tot up the last 9 months, we still get 0.2% growth. This means we’re … (read more)

Posted: 26th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment

So Who Gets Amy Winehouse’s Money Then?

IT’S not all that much of a surprise that Amy Winehouse is gone: a shock that it’s right now, a sadness of course, but not exactly a surprise.

(Image: Mitch and … (read more)

Posted: 25th, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (9)

Good Sense On The Euro, Finally

IT’S not been all that fun watching our Lords and Masters running around like headless chickens over this euro crisis.

All along there’s been only a few viable solutions. The first … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (6)

You’re Surprised by Ignorance From the Green Party Then, Yes?

Aren’t we such lucky little people, we’ve a new think tank founded by Caroline Lucas, the Leader of the Green Party. No, no, don’t all go crazy with applause just … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment

Competition In The NHS: David Cameron’s Whizz-Kidz Milk Sick Kidz

DAVID Cameron’s such a bastard, inn’e? Taking services out of the glorious NHS and passing them over to outsiders. I mean, look at what they’re offering out now!
The government will … (read more)

Posted: 20th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment

Why We Need Competition In The NHS

WHY we need comepetition for the NHS – or at least one reason why we do:
THE NHS is spending more than £20 for a loaf of gluten-free bread, 10 times … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (2)

Let’s Fire Murdoch And Make Him Richer!

ALL this phone tapping, bribery of coppers, peeps being arrested and resigning: isn’t it all so much fun?

That our Lords and Masters are, were and always have been rapacious scoundrels … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (3)

No, Borrowing More Won’t Work

IF only we could borrow more, spend lashings of cash on expanding the economy, then all our troubles would go away! As I pointed out yesterday, in our situation this … (read more)

Posted: 15th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (2)

Why Increasing Government Spending Won’t Work

OK, yes, so we know the economy’s screwed. At the very best we’ve got high debt, low growth, high unemployment when what we’d really like is, in order, low, high, … (read more)

Posted: 14th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1)

We Don’t Need No Steenkin’ Infrastructure

THE government is proposing to spend squiddely £ billions  on a new high speed train line to connect the North with the South. This has its good parts, it’ll cut … (read more)

Posted: 13th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment

That Light Bulb Ban Helps The Rich Get Richer

OK, so this is about the US but the same point applies over here with the EU ban on the incandescent light bulbs.
The initiative also had the support of lighting … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment

Why Newspapers Are Screwed: Indy And Guardian In Fight To The Death

NO, it’s not just this latest News of The World stuff. Nor is it that the world has a limit to the number of earnest left wing screeds it can … (read more)

Posted: 12th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (45)

The Trillion Dollar Coin

SO this is how we should solve those pesky government debt problems: the trillion $ coin.
No, Tsy isn’t authorized to just “print” money, the Federal Reserve Act gives that … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (2)

So Who Makes All The Money Out Of The Green Windmills Then?

THERE is, as we all know, a campaign to cover the entire country plus the seas around it with windmills. Various reasons for this have been put forward: there are … (read more)

Posted: 7th, July 2011 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)

European Parliament Goes Bonkers Trying To Rid EU Of Speculators Betting On Greece Going Bankrupt

IT’S bad enough that we’re being ruled by foreigners but why do they also have to be either ignorant or bonkers?
The European Parliament is attempting to rid the EU of … (read more)

Posted: 6th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comment

Joseph Rowntree Peeps Go Stark Staring Bonkers: You’re Poor If You Can’t Afford Sky TV

THIS is the time of year that living wage campaigners, economics geeks and other assorted fools look forward to: for it’s when the Joseph Rowntree Foundation releases its estimates of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2011 | In: Money | Comments (3)

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