The fun-loving, freedom-loving decadent West undermined and subverted its enemies by making them be like itself, not by becoming grim and hard and serious like them. Those who had the most laughs had the last laugh.

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Archive of posts published in the tag: chris dillow

Worth Reading 190: Approximately me, in centimetres

The UK scores worst in electoral integrity in Western Europe. Here’s why – Good analysis by Democratic Audit of all the flaws in the UK’s electoral processes. It’s Confederate Heritage Month! Day 1 – For as long as I’ve been blogging, David Neiwert’s…

Worth Reading 187: Californian murder

Workplace coercion – “Why are people who profess to be classical liberals apparently so indifferent to workplace tyranny?” asks Chris Dillow. Why the 2016 Election Will Be One of the Most Pivotal Moments of Our Time – It’s fun to laugh at the…

Worth Reading 179: Abgar the Great

Why I support pretty much any strike by pretty much anyone, anywhere, about anything – “If the real world sucks, we shouldn’t get over it. We should fight it. That’s what you do when something sucks. That’s what you’re meant to do.” Osborne’s…

Worth Reading 178: Condemn the New Prophecy!

Managerialism vs Innovation – “Does management’s pursuit of efficiency crowd out innovation?” asks Chris Dillow, wondering if creating small productivity gains through managerialist efficiency is driving out bigger gains that can be made through innovation. On politics and the ‘common’ – Alex Marsh…

Worth Reading 174: Gavaskar’s first World Cup innings

The Inside Story Of “The Crystal Maze”, The Most Epic Game Show Ever Made – Another of BuzzFeed’s looks behind the scenes at a classic TV show. Pro-growth, anti-business – Being good for the economy and being good for business are not the…

Worth Reading special: On the election

Some of the more interesting takes on the election: My traumatised Liberal Democrat party must rediscover its radical heart – David Boyle on the way forward for the party Random thoughts on the election – James Graham has a few of them Three…

Worth Reading 170: The highest checkout

UK election spells the end for the biggest ‘law’ in political science – Patrick Dunleavy on the end of the two-party system (partly saved as it’ll be useful for my dissertation) Economics for politicians – Chris Dillow on seven principles of economics that…

Worth Reading 160: Text message

The ‘cost’ bias – Chris Dillow explains how a lot of our understanding of how much something might cost the economy is completely wrong. The robots are coming – John Lanchester in the LRB on how automation is changing everything around us. Die…

Worth Reading 156: Gongs per day

Anti-Business – Chris Dillow on why being ‘anti-business’ isn’t a bad thing, and the difference between business and markets. Universal Basic Income as the Social Vaccine of the 21st Century – An interesting new way of thinking about the idea of basic income.…

Worth Reading 151: Odd fellows

Cis People Know Best, They Tell Us – How the New Statesman used the death of Leelah Alcorn for a spot of anti-trans concern trolling. Will the UK voting system survive 2015? – “It’s actually quite clear which way people are going to…

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