Tag Archives: education

Worth Reading 80: Around the world

How the mainstream media derailed addressing child abuse – Why talk about real crimes and ruined lives when you can instead obsess over what it means to you, instead? Keeping the Lights On: a look at UKIP’s energy policy evidence base – Are you surprised to find it doesn’t have much of one, and what […]

Worth reading 66: Geoff Hurst takes an arrow to the eye

Wind turbine syndrome: a classic ‘communicated’ disease – I’m shocked – shocked, I tell you – to discover that something James Delingpole and other contrarian trolls believe in has no evidence to back it up. 10 myths of the UK’s far right – Daniel Trilling in the Guardian outlines some widely-repeated opinions about the BNP […]

Worth Reading 60: In a minute

Lose your money in the best ever IPO, praise China, cry woe for Europe, then renounce scarcity and move into education. Prospectus for Silicon Valley’s next hot tech IPO, where nothing could possibly go wrong – “Trust us: Once you invest in Ponzify, you’ll have a difficult time investing your money anywhere else ever again.” […]

Worth Reading 54: Ridden in on a white horse

And instead of four tons of glitter, have five links instead: How Common Is Your Birthday? – An interesting diagram showing which days of the year see the most and fewest births (data from the US only, though). Interesting to note the troughs around certain holidays and the 13th of the month. If the younger […]

On fees

One of the advantages of the size of the Lib Dem blogosophere is that very often someone else will say just what you’ve been thinking, which saves you the trouble in having to write it all out yourself. So, thanks to Neil Fawcett for summing up my views of today’s fees vote: For me the […]