Tag Archives: chris dillow

Worth Reading 107: Qualifying benchmarks

Do we want fewer councillors, or should we make better use of those we have? – Andrew Coulson of the Institute for Local Government Studies asks a few questions about just what local government in the UK is for. Argonauts of the incredibly specific: anthropological field notes on the Liberal Democrat animal – Some interestingly […]

Worth Reading 103: The United Nations shall prevail

The Philpott case is horrific; so is the attempt to highjack it for any political purpose – Some sense from Alex Massie. 15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children – The hidden hazards of modern architecture “Paying More In” – Stumbling and Mumbling explaining one foolish statement people make about benefits and […]

Worth Reading 90: Touched by the hand of Cicciolina

Lecture to Oxford Farming Conference, 3 January 2013 – Mark Lynas explains how he moved from being anti-genetically modified food to being in favour of it. He makes an interesting point on how environmentalism can be extremely pro-science on issues of climate change, but then ignore it on others. Obesity & ideology – Chris Dillow […]

Worth Reading 83: Able Archer

North Korea, Ireland, UKIP, revolutions and the end of the world. Enjoy. Don’t be fooled: UKIP is not a libertarian party – Alex Massie in the Spectator points out what should be obvious, but ‘libertarian’ has been so abused, people sadly think they are. Stand Still for the Apocalypse – Chris Hedges on the latest […]