Author: James Higham

“Choose” … interesting word

MSNBC In two posts, here and here, AK Haart “chooses” to discuss the English word “choose”. Semantics? Well at first it may appear so but thinking it through, perhaps it’s the underpinning of all political coercion, punishment and human behaviour…

The public debt swindle

Is the Government its own biggest creditor? October 15, 2010 In June the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the Government’s interest payments on its debts would be a whopping £43.3Billion this financial year. Part of this interest is payable…

Dr Sean Gabb on Home Schooling

Sean Gabb has given permission for his article on homeschooling [2004] to be extensively quoted below and that is followed by a couple of recent comments on the state of play in 2011, followed by my summary on where this…

Short bites on the State

In a post by Tyson Durden, at Zero Hedge, various commenters had these things to say about the State: One In its most idealised form, the state is the protector of the people and the great equaliser between the haves…

Bureaucracy

Here we go again, this time in Australia: In a damning assessment, Attorney-General Robert Clark said the Office of Public Prosecutions- responsible for prosecuting serious criminal cases – lacked transparency, had no clear chain of command, and was being hampered…

Admin note

Please could contributors fill in their profile pages which the link in the right sidebar leads to?  Readers would like to know a bit about you.  Ta very much. Here’s an example.  And another. Notice we have roughly a third…

S.679

Meanwhile, with eyes on the birth certificate, Osama and as Obama fails to tackle immigration, a certain constitutional issue is also being played out as Barry goes for the power grab: The bill reduces the number of presidential appointments that…

The illusions of war

Click pic to zoom Any war goes through a series of phases. 1. There are always ulterior motives David С Whitney & Robin Vaughn Whitney, The American Presidents, 9th ed., Nelson Doubleday Inc, Guild America, NY, 2001, pp 433-459, wrote…

Julia’s nudists post

What’s happened is that we have received notification about the content of Julia’s post of 20:00 last evening, in that it allegedly makes comment on a current/pending court case.  Now, it has been suggested that there are three persons who…