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What are you worth? - What are you worth? Nick Sallnow-Smith (As appeared on our June 2017 Newsletter) It is often suggested by those skeptical about the value of free markets, that to contribute to the community you need to be active in the world of charities, NGOs, or what is called “public service”. ByContinue reading>
Our transport system needs more competition not better plans - (Next Magazine, 2017/6/28, A002, Second Opinion, Bill Stacey) Our government thinks the people are sheep. My grandfather was a sheep farmer. He complained, in colorful language, that sheep were the least intelligent animals, incapable of making decisions and even of trying to save their own lives. So sheep are herded betweenContinue reading>
Society as an Octopus - Society as an Octopus (As appeared on our May 2017 Newsletter) Recent research into the way octopuses behave has shown that their nervous system is quite unlike human beings. Instead of its “brain” being confined to a central location, it is in effect “distributed” through its body and legs. ManyContinue reading>
MPF stifles competition and breeds complacency - (Next Magazine, 2017/5/11, A002, Second Opinion, Bill Stacey) MPF stifles competition and breeds complacency In an earlier column I mentioned the MPF as an example of the risk of a complacent government. The diligent team at the MPF Authority wrote back, objecting to that characterization and citing the default investment schemeContinue reading>