Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Tuesday

7.  N.O. staff meeting Generally we don’t show photos of our meetings as they have a tendency to sink into a bit too much bonhomie for less than strong stomachs.  Here we are secretly gathering like mafia dons in some…

The Woke assault on Bama

Just saw something sickening and I’m adding Atlas Obscura to the boycott list for its woke vandalism – sickeningly sold its soul, supporting the tearing down of monuments.  No! No! No! No! Feel like getting me a Mexican tan, sail…

Try these

1. What’s significant about 1346 and 1455 in English history, in combination? Neither was much fun for the people of the land. 2.  On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a resolution by whom? 3.  This is more…

Monday

6.  Boycotting This is another where it hardly ever works – people might agree with the boycott but they still go there, buy that.  An example here is Walker’s Crisps [Lineker] which I refuse to eat for his ongoing tosserness,…

Commemoration and iconoclasm

Statues were torn down in eastern Europe at the end of communism, not much comment from the west.  Statues are torn down by these thugs and we rightly condemn that. In the very writing of that word ‘rightly’, I’m thinking,…

The Suomen markka in your pocket …

This was the original form of the paper by Tuomas Makinen [Prof Econ, Uni Helsinki]: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3024551 This is updated: