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It’s You and I

January 7, 2009 Longrider 4

Alice Miles reflects on government campaigns to get us to change our habits: They’re not talking about me, are they, in that fatty campaign thingy, […]

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January 7, 2009 Longrider 1

It’s minus five outside. I just tried to dig some more of the foundation for my new greenhouse. The spade just bounced off the permafrost. […]

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January 4, 2009 Longrider 5

Via Anticant, this wonderful piece by Willem Buiter writing in the Financial Times: The state is a necessary evil.  It is necessary for the reasons […]

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Freedom of Speech

January 2, 2009 Longrider 8

I’ve been following the recent spat between Tim Worstall, Devil’s Kitchen and Richard Murphy with detached amusement – in part because Worstall and DK are […]

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Perryman on Che

January 1, 2009 Longrider 3

Mark Perryman writes in the Groan’s comment is free on Che Guevara: Tonight in cinemas across the country Steven Soderbergh’s immense biopic Che is showing […]

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Happy New Year

December 31, 2008 Longrider 1

A happy new year to you all. And for your delectation, a seasonal image from somewhere in France: Tags: happy+new+year

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Driving Rage

December 31, 2008 Longrider 7

I note that a number of my esteemed libertarian fellows have picked up on recent plans by the government to clamp down on motoring. Motorists […]

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Living in France

December 30, 2008 Longrider 3

I mentioned in an earlier posting that there is a distinct community spirit in our new home. We were reminded again of this yesterday. This […]