Fringe 2017

The Edinburgh Fringe is huge, confusing and great fun. However, navigating your way through the melange of the good the bad and the indifferent is a massive task in itself. Me and my brother in arms, David Tooley are on

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New Book and Old

Originally posted on Notes from the Overground :
Big cheers all round, my second novel, Carillion: 10 Days is now available as a Kindle book. Please read and review if you feel so inclined. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Alexander Carillion, once…

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OPHI Lecture

An interesting take on the democratic process here from Nobel Laurate Professor Amartya Sen of Harvard University. The professor spoke at an event at Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in January. There is also a fair commentary

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#BadJokeFriday

Bad Joke day From the Edinburgh Fringe, , inevitably tennis based. #BadJokeFriday What do you call a girl standing in the middle of a tennis court? Annette Why should you never marry a tennis player? Because love means nothing to

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Trumponomics Part 2: Consequences

Originally posted on The Political Economy of Development:
Since taking office Trump has proved unpredictable, but what are the likely outcomes of his policies? His executive orders aside, he has not had it all his own way, despite Republican majorities…

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Trumponomics Part 1: Causes of the phenomenon

Originally posted on The Political Economy of Development:
As promised, here is a review of some of the ideas covered in the fairly weighty tome Trumponomics – Causes and Consequences, recently published by the World Economics Association. The book consists of…

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Ponder this, if you will.

How odd, nothing on the BBC news or web at 11am on 12th of July. This is from © The ferret. Backed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, but boycotted by Westminster, 122 countries have agreed a treaty for the “irreversible

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