In the aftermath of the story about the Tory treasurer trying to sell dinner with the PM I very much enjoyed Charlie Brooker’s description of David Cameron as the pay-per-view prime minister. Of course other PMs, probably all of them, must have done the same or similar but I always assumed it would be done […]
Entries from March 27th, 2012
March 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Rich people are unethical · Politics
Somebody asked me for feedback on this graphic his team designed. Feel free to make comments here. Created by: AccountingDegreeOnline.net For what it’s worth, I don’t think the pie charts where the percentage is a dot rather than a slice work for me.
March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on A Laffer minute · Politics
I’m no economist. I have same ability to predict the future as economists (i.e. none) but I am disqualified as an economist because I know that I can’t predict the future. Also I don’t trust the Laffer curve. It seems to me to be a bit like the Bible – quoted by both sides of […]
March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Just a test · Technology
Because8 hours at work is not enough for me and I have to mess around with computers at home too.
March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Briefs Encountered · Life
Another book I read this month is Briefs Encountered by Julian Clary, also from Amazon’s Vine programme. Yes he is as camp as the Millets website but he writes very readable book. I thought that Devil in Disguise was good, but this is even better. Let’s hope he continues dipping his pen into the inkwell […]
March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on The Technologists · Life
I recently finished reading The Technologists by Matthew Pearl, another book from Amazon’s Vine programme. It is a hefty 480-page hardback, but thankfully it is a good old-fashioned ripping yarn and reading it was more a pleasure than a struggle. Here is what I wrote about it.
I hope not, but it is not looking good at the moment. Steve Evans is all over the local paper saying we ‘battered’ Southend, and maybe we did but we also only drew when Southend had 9 men and we had a penalty. Of course a couple of games postponed because of frozen pitches and […]
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Taxing those mansions · Politics
For a change I watched a bit of Newsnight this evening, where it appears that Labour is redundant because they just drag out two Tories with opposing views to discuss a Lib Dem idea. I’m equivocal about this ‘mansion tax’. There are good things about it and bad thing. I think that taxing property or […]