Bank holidays & productivity

Chris Dillow / April 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM 171 views

Labour wants us to have more bank holidays. There might be a good economic case for this. My chart hints at the point. It shows that, across 35 OECD nations, there is a very strong negative correlation (of minus 0.77)…

"Not enough money"

Chris Dillow / April 21, 2017 at 12:13 PM 189 views

On the Today programme this morning John Humphrys repeated an ancient ideological trick of the right. He asked (1’24” in): Why should the British taxpayer when they see that there’s not enough money for instance for hospitals or schools…why should…

The conservative Left

Chris Dillow / April 20, 2017 at 12:34 PM 46 views

In some respects, it is the right who are Marxists and we leftists who are conservatives. Take for example, this characterization of Marx: The dictatorship of the proletariat…is characterized by majority rule, extra-legality, dismantling of the state apparatus and revocability…