Author: James Higham

Economic theory and bunkum

It could have come from anywhere, this quote. As it is, it comes from the bearish Zero Hedge: Boston Consulting Group confirms, the “muddle through” is dead. And now it is time to face the facts. What facts? The facts…

Failure analysis and freedom

Freedom is not only political. The freedom you feel in the workplace is just as immediate to you as your freedom to have a say in the political process. I’m speaking here of the freedom of the employee to speak…

Fabian’s Window

Nemesis, at OoL, in answer to my: Not all leftists are bad. … quotes Samizdata who apparently wrote: According to a poster on Samizdata, the way to tell whether a lefty is not a bad person is to ask them…

Straighten up and fly right

Unpopularity Warning:  You might just like to skip this post because it lams into a particular mindset in our society.  Not all readers will appreciate this.  Just sayin’ like. There are three political tendencies these days – actually, there always…

Parachutee quiz

What do these six have in common? Perhaps this might help.  No?  Try this. Look like disgruntled housewives, don’t they?  Or something the cat dragged in.  Can you identify more than two of them? All six have blighted the lives…

Avast, me hearties!

Photo [L to R]: Julia, James, Longrider As many of us missed and as Chuckles has now pointed out, September 19th was Talk like a Pirate Day. So all right, we missed that but in Germany, the joke has turned…

A shotgun in every home

In reading about Vincent Cooke, one commenter pointed out that in states where there was gun ownership, the incidences of that sort of robbery were much fewer – the game wasn’t worth the candle so much. That’s right. Here’s a…

That EU Referendum

Interesting that despite this story being the most viewed, The Telegraph chose to drop it from their major featured stories within a few hours. Cameron told to call referendum on Europe or face rebellion Pretty significant headline. About time, one…

Are you all sitting comfortably?

Dictionarydotcom defines “eccentric” as “deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.” and it’s not necessarily pejorative to unclosed minds.  It really means finding lateral solutions to things or not automatically being a sheep and accepting “given” facts before…

I decide how you shall live

From Maggie’s Farm, a quote from Fred Siegel’s review of Flynn’s A Conservative History of the American Left in City Journal, re 1820s socialist Robert Owen: Owen anticipated both Marx’s concept of false consciousness and Herbert Marcuse’s of repressive tolerance.…

911

No politics today from this end, no debates. Just in memory of the victims, R.I.P. and their families. In memory of liberty as well, while we’re there.

WTC7 ten years after

NIST not only got it’s science wrong but according to David Chandler, member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, it also did so fraudulently. Let’s not bother, at this point, with pundits who sweep in, say they couldn’t be…

Obstacles to perception [3]

Part 2 is here. Part 3 concerns the next stage in the nobbling of society. The truly dastardly things which are done are done behind closed doors, by faceless men and women, with bureaucratic penstrokes.  A little change here, a…

Obstacles to perception [2]

Part 1 was here. Part 2 covers Yuri Bezmenov’s recruitment, his job description and what the KGB thought of various Americans.  Bear with Part 2, if you would.  The real deal is in Part 3: His recruitment and early years…