Word of the day


Eunoia –  beautiful thinking; healthy mind; goodwill towards an audience, either perceived or real; state of normal adult mental health.

A Reply to the Laddies


Janey Godley gives a Reply to the Laddies:

This is a response to the traditional Burns Night Toast to the Lassies.

Beautifying the blogosphere


The Philistines have taken over the museums


Theodore Dalrymple interviewed for the Taxpayers’ Alliance:

Saturday soapbox


Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

The arithmetic makes it plain that inflation is a far more devastating tax than anything that has been enacted by our legislatures. THe inflation tax has a fantastic ability to simply consume capital. – Warren Buffett

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