Politics

Winning the Ultimate Popularity Contest

Winning the Ultimate Popularity Contest

Only a nation that encourages its citizens to vote for its public prosecutors and prom queens could deliver the ultimate in popularity contests. The USA is nearing the completion of another four-yearly cycle to pick its President. This is of […]

Oil’s Well That Ends Well

Oil’s Well That Ends Well

A few thousand years ago, God and the Devil were winding down after a day of hard negotiation on the Heaven and Hell Entrance Criteria Steering and Coordination Committee…. Devil: You really need to tell St. Peter to loosen up. […]

The Polish Plumber Exchange Program

The Polish Plumber Exchange Program

In Britain, last week’s newspapers were full of stories about the number of people on incapacity benefit and other welfare payments. The subtext was that many people on benefits are actually able to do some kind of work, but have […]