Tag Archives: iraq

Worth Reading 110: Giving it all we’ve got

Covering a wide range of time, mainly because I went on holiday in the middle of collecting them. We Are All Princes, Paupers and Part of the Human Family – “anyone who was alive 2,000-3,000 years ago is either the ancestor of everyone who’s now alive, or no one at all.” Mindscapes: First interview with […]

Worth Reading 100: Under the command of Lucius Vorenus

And after a few years of link collection, we get to the first major milestone: Marches of Folly – Paul Krugman on how groupthink helped make the case for war in Iraq, and is doing the same for austerity. How We Learned to Set Aside Our Moral Qualms and Love the Bomb – Some frankly […]

Worth Reading 97: Things can hardly get worse

Cycle Helmets: The impacts of compulsory cycle helmet legislation on cyclist fatalities and premature deaths in the UK (pdf) – A long piece of research but an interesting one, coming to the conclusion that the reduction in cycling caused by a compulsory helmet law for cyclists would cause more deaths than the helmets would save. […]

Worth Reading 93: Unnatural occurrences only from now on

A very short post about Iraq – The Yorkshire Ranter with a succinct response to the ‘I was wrong, but’ brigade. The less well-paid you are when you enter the labour market, the more your degree will now cost – From the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog. Under the new system of student finance […]