Interesting Things 27/05/2020

A miscellany of recent interesting links:   A Deep and Painful Misunderstanding about How Economies Work Tribute paid to virtue The public must lead us out of the lockdown Solving the problem of dogs stuck to the ceiling Negotiations: The European Union has never been entirely rational  

Interesting Things 25/05/2020

A miscellany of recent interesting links:   Entirely true, but do we want to? ‘This is international hysteria’ The death of the HR department Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown? Good Post Corbyn Labour Still Can’t Define Itself This GDP Stuff Really Matters, You Know? Do We Really Want a New Cold War? The Growing Evidence on VitaminContinue reading “Interesting Things 25/05/2020”

Interesting Things 22/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Who Really Killed Prince Albert? I was a hate-filled Class Warrior – then I came to my senses Why We Consume Negative News Goodies repeat their complaint… about a lack of repeats Seven tragicomic faces of Project Fear Clock Ticks Regardless How the Grateful Dead’s “Wall of Sound”–a Monster, 600-Speaker SoundContinue reading “Interesting Things 22/09/2018”

Interesting Things 01/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Of course we don’t know what the AI algorithms do, that’s the point of using them Diversity Quotas Kill Comedy Why can’t people in the UK access the website of the Arizona Daily Star? Why is a BBC executive calling for the removal of middle-aged white men from television? Why we needContinue reading “Interesting Things 01/09/2018”

Book Links 23/08/2018

A miscellany of recent book related links:   Review – The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin http://www.bloominbrilliantbooks.com/authors-s-to-u/review-the-vanishing-by-sophia-tobin/ Why You Need to Read ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ IMMEDIATELY // A Review https://beckysblogs.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/why-you-need-to-read-only-love-can-break-your-heart-immediately-a-review/ Meet Ramsey Campbell ‘Britain’s Most Respected Living Horror Writer’ http://www.lounge-books.com/award-winners-we-lov/ramsey-campbell-horror-author-interview 50 Must-Read Erotic Fiction Novels, Anthologies, And More https://bookriot.com/2018/08/16/best-erotic-fiction/ Making a Literary ClockContinue reading “Book Links 23/08/2018”

Interesting Things 21/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Chatbot http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-08-19 Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment? https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/political-correctness-killing-entertainment Quote of the day…on the sugar tax http://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.com/2018/08/quote-of-dayon-sugar-tax.html Samizdata quote of the day https://www.samizdata.net/2018/08/samizdata-quote-of-the-day-1098/ Norms of Good Governance: Where Do They Come From? https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/norms-of-good-governance-where-do-they-come-from/ The New McCarthyism: Blacklisting in Academia https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/the-new-mccarthyism-blacklisting-in-academia/ The NHS as an elegant exposition of the failure ofContinue reading “Interesting Things 21/08/2018”

Interesting Things 18/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: No, an Invitation to Debate Isn’t a Catcall http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/no-an-invitation-to-debate-isnt-a-catcall/21695 Consumers will pick up the bill for an ‘Amazon tax’ on innovation https://capx.co/consumers-will-pick-up-the-bill-for-an-amazon-tax-on-innovation/ Je Suis Boris https://telgroup.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/je-suis-boris/ If Straights Can’t Play Gays, Does That Mean Gays Can’t Play Straights? http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/sex/if-straights-cant-play-gays-does-that-mean-gays-cant-play-straights/ Skyfall – 12 Aug 2018 – Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoff-moore/43991009211 30 AlbumContinue reading “Interesting Things 18/08/2018”

Book Links 15/08/18

A miscellany of recent book related links: Supernatural Enemies of the Writer http://myjetpack.tumblr.com/post/176916015070/for-the-guardian Millennial Reading Habits Have Changed the Definition of a Classic, and Other Lazy Writing https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/08/13/millennial-reading-habits-have-changed-the-definition-of-a-classic-and-other-lazy-writing/ The Presence http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=14091 Back-to-School Reading for Adults: The Best New Nonfiction https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1355-back-to-school-reading-for-adults-the-best-new-nonfiction Buy More Books Than You Ever Read? The Japanese Have a Word for That https://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/buy-more-books-than-you-ever-read-the-japanese-have-a-word-for-thatContinue reading “Book Links 15/08/18”

Interesting Things 14/08/18

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Do Britain’s Muslims Have a Right Not to be Offended? https://quillette.com/2018/08/11/do-britains-muslims-have-a-right-not-to-be-offended/ Boris And The Burka – To Be British Is To Take The Piss Out Of Everything http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/culture/boris-and-the-burka-to-be-british-is-to-take-the-piss-out-of-everything/ Rowan Atkinson hits the nail on the head yet again https://www.samizdata.net/2018/08/rowan-atkinson-hits-the-nail-on-the-head-yet-again/ Phil Hammond’s misunderstanding the rates problem and Amazon https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/phil-hammonds-misunderstanding-the-rates-problem-and-amazon?format=amp SamContinue reading “Interesting Things 14/08/18”

Interesting Things 26/02/2018

A miscellany of links I found interesting recently:   Buying hard work in: https://jandbvwebster.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/buying-hard-work-in/ Artists for Brexit: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/artists-for-brexit/21132 Move along, there’s nothing to see – BBC’s whitewash of the Brendan Cox affair: https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/move-along-theres-nothing-see-bbcs-whitewash-brendan-cox-affair/ Madsen Moment – BBC License Fee: https://youtu.be/h6DCX8ZNp6Q The Forgotten Victims Of #Metoo: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-forgotten-victims-of-metoo/21136 Stop This Corporate Bullying Of the Press: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/stop-this-corporate-bullying-of-the-press/21130 LabourContinue reading “Interesting Things 26/02/2018”

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