Author: James Higham

Neighbourhood can replace the family?

Naturally, at Christmas, Churchmouse put out a post about the Queen’s Christmas speech, in which he wrote: She spoke about the importance of the traditional family structure and reviewed events in the Royal Family’s own life — including the two…

We are a house divided

Time and time again, you can see pundits falling into the same traps when they don’t see the 3rd force in politics. Take Ironies Too’s Sherman Act post, wanting to extend the anti-trust legislation to the G20 and the EU.…

Diane Abbott – quick take

Wiggia sent me an unfortunate pic of Dianne Abbott [and I do humbly apologize to readers for offending them with this in the post] with a comment: I was listening to the Today program this morning whilst having breakfast and…

Wrong, wrong, wrong

Two commenters at my place took the position that 1. Occupy are the good people and 2. that Monsanto aren’t evil – they’re just clever business people. It’s not the person but the notions behind what he/she says that I…

Janus

There’s nothing particularly exciting about 2011 in my eyes, except this and 2012 will be where most eyes will be trained. This evening we could be, as a society, forgiven for being morose, depressed, wishing to bring to trial and…

Who needs teachers?

This post follows a series I’m running at my place about the desperate situation in education, the last one being here and another due at midday today. The short answer to: “Who needs teachers?” in today’s environment is “no one”, particularly…

Free enterprise itself is under threat

Good stuff: The “real market,” Martin explains, is the world in which factories are built, products are designed and produced, real products and services are bought and sold, revenues are earned, expenses are paid, and real dollars of profit show…

Parachutee watch N4974

Whilst this might not interest UK readers, yet it’s a motif played out on both sides of the pond with monotonous regularity. There are two aspects to it: 1. As the writer says: “It’s as if Kathleen Sebelius, Goldman Sachs,…

Fake jobs again

Well worth a look is James Barlow’s expose of a fake job company. A particular category of scams is that of Fake Jobs and/or Homeworking opportunities. Purporting to be legitimate attempts to recruit staff, these scams are common methods to…

Agenda 21

At a time when even bankers are hoarding food, it’s clear many are worried. Easy enough to be worried about the visible things – harder to be worried about the obscure and concealed. At the beginning of OoL, I ran…

The manpower crisis

Alfin on the search for skilled workers: “There’s a tremendous shortage of skilled workers,” said Craig Giffi, a vice chairman of the consulting firm Deloitte. A recent survey it did found that 83% of manufacturers reported a moderate or severe…