Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Cows at Ten

I really don’t understand what the woman is going on about below. Cows are lovely creatures, as I’m sure many would agree. I once taught at a rural school where they were forever coming in the door and going for…

Puzzle at Nine

Two players play the following game with a fair coin. Player 1 chooses (and announces) a triplet (HHH, HHT, HTH, HTT, THH, THT, TTH, or TTT) that might result from three successive tosses of the coin. Player 2 then chooses…

Is Dan Hannan with us or agin us?

Here he is on September 29th, 2008: Replacing EU membership with a Swiss-style bilateral free trade accord … Here he is on November 29th, 2009: I’d abolish the Common Agricultural Policy, thereby giving a greater boost to Europe’s economies than…

The real state of the recovery

Money injection doubled in four months [govt base money]:Broad money supply collapsed though [banks hanging on to it and not lending]: The money multiplier theory does not hold water this time around. So, to expect history to repeat itself, meaning…