Author: James Higham

Short bites on the State

In a post by Tyson Durden, at Zero Hedge, various commenters had these things to say about the State: One In its most idealised form, the state is the protector of the people and the great equaliser between the haves…

Bureaucracy

Here we go again, this time in Australia: In a damning assessment, Attorney-General Robert Clark said the Office of Public Prosecutions- responsible for prosecuting serious criminal cases – lacked transparency, had no clear chain of command, and was being hampered…

Admin note

Please could contributors fill in their profile pages which the link in the right sidebar leads to?  Readers would like to know a bit about you.  Ta very much. Here’s an example.  And another. Notice we have roughly a third…

S.679

Meanwhile, with eyes on the birth certificate, Osama and as Obama fails to tackle immigration, a certain constitutional issue is also being played out as Barry goes for the power grab: The bill reduces the number of presidential appointments that…

The illusions of war

Click pic to zoom Any war goes through a series of phases. 1. There are always ulterior motives David С Whitney & Robin Vaughn Whitney, The American Presidents, 9th ed., Nelson Doubleday Inc, Guild America, NY, 2001, pp 433-459, wrote…

Julia’s nudists post

What’s happened is that we have received notification about the content of Julia’s post of 20:00 last evening, in that it allegedly makes comment on a current/pending court case.  Now, it has been suggested that there are three persons who…

Freedom and litter

We have a site, as many of you know, called Orphans of Liberty and it says it has a range of views, from libertarian to centre-right, including classical liberals. Somewhere in there is room for the true conservative. The question…

Let’s take stock

© Courtesy David Farrer, all rights reserved TWO-IN-ONE-POST, PART 1 Allow me to introduce someone who probably needs no introduction, being an old salt in the blogging game – that redoubtable Scot David Farrer.  Here’s his take on the Orphans.…

The Tesco Syndrome

Angus Dei writes: There are those who think that Tesco is the Bees jointy bits and others, like me, that think it is a giant rip off. Stephen Pollard, writing for the Torygraph, seems to think that giant multinational supermarkets…