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The Pitiful, Lyrical, and Least of the Political

The Pitiful, Lyrical, and Least of the Political

Everybody loves a winner, or so the saying goes. Little affectionate attention is left for those who come last, and this is especially true of the great political race that lies at the heart of modern representative democracies. These democracies […]

Unpopular, a Claim Attempted

Unpopular, a Claim Attempted

Cecilia the stork, carrying her precious package of kittens, leads Karen from Lundern Central Station. The street outside the station was narrow and crooked. Dimly lit by gas lanterns, the odd angles of the adjoining walls seemed to change with […]

The Market Personified

The Market Personified

A friend of mine asked me a question: “if the free market is a person, what would the person be like?” Here is my answer. The market is the embodiment of everybody, in aggregate. The market is everyman, the most […]

Angry Teachers Make Easy Pray… I mean “Prey”

Angry Teachers Make Easy Pray… I mean “Prey”

The British government recently announced their intention to cut the guidelines for school trips from 140 pages to 8 pages. I, like a lot of teachers, was surprised to find this move might be unpopular with teacher’s unions. Did the […]

EsoT-Eric Finds His Calling

EsoT-Eric Finds His Calling

This month I had more bad news from the University of Berkhamsted. They flatly rejected my latest research proposal: a study of whether bad news comes in threes. The University was not convinced by my exploratory work, although it conclusively […]