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Why I’m not a lefty

Chris Dillow / October 13, 2017 at 1:06 PM 42 views

Reading Christopher Snowdon’s attack on eco-miserabilists made me realize something – that in many ways I’m not a lefty. This thing is, I agree with Snowdon. Ending economic growth does not move people up a higher spiritual plane. Quite the…

"Good policy, badly implemented"

Chris Dillow / October 12, 2017 at 1:16 PM 28 views

A trend seems to be emerging among their advocates to describe both Brexit and Universal Credit as good policies badly implemented. For me, this raises a question: how big is the “good policy, bad implementation” set? I suspect it’s small,…

The costs of suppression

Chris Dillow / October 11, 2017 at 12:47 PM 24 views

The fall of Harvey Weinstein reminds me of an important phenomenon in the social sciences – that of preference falsification, as described by Timur Kuran. Recall another despot, Nicolae Ceausescu. For years, he faced little dissent because people were afraid…

Centrists – become Marxists

Chris Dillow / October 10, 2017 at 12:08 PM 30 views

Chris Leslie tweeted yesterday that “Marxism should have no place in a modern Labour Party.” You’d expect me to disagree, and I do. But I want to point out that a Marxist point of view might be an asset for…