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...

Economic Crisis

The National Debt: Apocalypse Now

The National Debt: Apocalypse Now

“The car has already hit the tree and the bumper is already in the process of...

Moolah

The Free Market: Uncool But Effective

The Free Market: Uncool But Effective

When the Right wants to antagonize the Obamaniancs, they draw a picture of...

Economic Crisis

The New Wild West Economy

The New Wild West Economy

The financial geniuses who caused, yet failed to predict, the world’s financial...

Economic Crisis

Obama: Slowly but Surely Stealing our Retirement Savings

Obama: Slowly but Surely Stealing our Retirement Savings

There’s an old story variously ascribed to any number of inscrutable Chinese men:...

Moolah

Will the PIGS Blow Up Europe?

Will the PIGS Blow Up Europe?

Among the mega-forces moving the tectonic plates and imperiling the nation-states...

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