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A Link to the Past 12/03/2013

Photo thanks to Casey Marshall, found here:

Photo thanks to Casey Marshall.

Apologies to all regular readers. I am sitting on the Elections Committee of the University of Bath Students’ Union, and so this has consumed much of time, but also means I strive for impartiality in my output. For that reason, I have limited my output to matters, in the most part, relating to that election. However, it does mean I will have plenty to write about in the near future.

Here are some of my favourite articles over the past month.

Kathryn Blaze Carlson (National Post): Fat Taxes like ‘shooting rabbits with nuclear weapons’, Denmark warns

Cllr Simon Cooke (The View from Cullingworth): Dear doctors, if you’re going to be fussbuckets can you at least get the facts right

Iain Dale ( Listen: Rachel Reeves repeats the same point 8 times in 80 seconds

Iain Dale ( Will the Media now take UKIP seriously?

Robert P. Murphy (Consulting by RPM): Even More Thoughts on the Minimum Wage

Robert P. Murphy (Consulting by RPM): Minimum Wage Analysis: Killing Econ 101 via the Magic of Econometrics 


Peter Oborne (The Telegraph): Nick Clegg and his poor Lib Dems are having a nervous breakdown

Peter Oborne (The Telegraph): Mid Staffs crisis: No one wants to talk about the real scandal of our time

Carl Packman (Left Foot Forward): When human rights organisations align with the far-right

Dick Puddlecote ( Another Blow for Minimum Pricing – Alcohol ‘Availability Theory’ Debunked

Christopher Snowdon (Velvet Glove, Iron Fist): Bloomberg’s spanking

Mark Wallace (Crash Bang Wallace): The BNP fires up the youth leader’s clown car. Again

Mark Wallace (Crash Bang Wallace): Kirchner didn’t even win a majority of Argentines in the Falklands

Cllr Bob Wellington (Left Foot Forward): Torfaen becomes first council to pass Financial Transaction Tax motion

Tim Worstall ( Removing the right to light

Tim Worstall ( Simon Jenkins is wrong here. Because jury nullifcation

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