Moolah

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

“I wouldn’t like to go to prison,” said Gimlet. “The idea is a very...

Media

Rupert Murdoch: the “Populist” Plutocrat

Rupert Murdoch: the “Populist” Plutocrat

Few causes could get the heads of the BBC, Channel 4, the Daily Telegraph, Daily...

Media

Rick Sanchez Takes on the Jewish Media, and Loses

Rick Sanchez Takes on the Jewish Media, and Loses

Controversy recently erupted when Rick Sanchez, whom CNN subsequently sacked,...

Moolah

Gimlet’s Gold

Gimlet’s Gold

“Look at the size of those women!” exclaimed Gimlet as four enormous ladies...

Public Nuisances

Bono, Geldof, and Hibernian Humanity-Huggers

Bono, Geldof, and Hibernian Humanity-Huggers

The guests were singing maudlin folksongs trying to drown out the TV’s noxious...

Vile Bodies

Keeping Standards High in Clubland

Keeping Standards High in Clubland

“In the Bengal Club at Calcutta they don’t allow dogs or Indians, but in the...

Idiocracy

Let Them Eat Paint: It’s Time for a Separation of Art and State

Let Them Eat Paint: It’s Time for a Separation of Art and State

Philadelphia’s City Hall is a towering masonry masterpiece, an ornate and...

Modest Proposals

On Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative

On Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative

Something called the Clinton Global Initiative has been brought to my attention by...

Smart Politicians

How Privileged Democrats Pay for Their Houses

How Privileged Democrats Pay for Their Houses

Like millions of Americans, Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell...

Vile Bodies

American Boarding Schools: No Boot Camp For Boys

American Boarding Schools: No Boot Camp For Boys

As the herds of wildebeest migrate in October and November, when the short rains...

Commerce

From Coleen Rooney to Kenmare Resources - It’s a Buy!

From Coleen Rooney to Kenmare Resources - It’s a Buy!

It is not often that I see Gimlet floored but this morning was one of those...

Moolah

The Congressional Effect

The Congressional Effect

In times such as these, people everywhere are seeking investment advice.  Even my...

Trade Unions

Awkward Truths About the Awkward Squad

Awkward Truths About the Awkward Squad

As the cooling winds of austerity move in across superheated Britain, one gallant...

International Affairs

Yankee Utopians in a Chinese Century

Yankee Utopians in a Chinese Century

For those who can yet recall the backyard blast furnaces of Mao’s China in the...

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