I have posted an article on legal certainty, intended to be the first in a series dealing with erosion of the rule of law in Britain and elsewhere.
Next post on this site: Friday.
deconstructing pseudo-egalitarian ideology
Merkel, Obama, Trump and liberal values The term ‘liberal’ has become meaningless through abuse, and should be abandoned. ‘free’ debate at ‘universities’ The No Offence incident at Oxford and its implications. high-frequency nonsense Criticisms of high-frequency trading are misplaced. Competitive arbitrage is essential to markets. lucidity and obfuscation Lucid dreaming as a topic, and potential key to understanding sleep, was pioneered by Dr Celia Green. consciousness and the sausage factory The problem of consciousness. Why academia, as it stands, is unlikely to generate a solution. consciousness and ... (part 2) Major intellectual progress requires special conditions. Recognition of this is on the decline. egalitarianism caused the 2008 meltdown Was meltdown linked to inequality, as Bank of England argues, or to egalitarian housing policies? Airstrip One, A.D.2014 Orwell-inspired satire on modern Britain, and the new and dangerous “closed material procedure”. ‘normal’ science Modern research teams seek cogs, not individuals. How mediocratic academics exploit the efforts of others. tales from Bizarro-world money-printing – UK education policies – Fukushima – US surveillance – Celia Green & Oxford French Polish The term “racism” is being broadened as a means of restricting free speech. How not to play Chopin. weekend notes #12 Are Oxford students “rich thickos”? Should doctors be ranked? Was Margaret Thatcher exploited? weekend notes #11 The theory of rising inequality oversimplifies, and avoids mentioning non-egalitarian explanations. Diamond Bob and the biggest boson the expensive search for the Higgs boson – review of the London Olympics – retrophobia the meaning of mediocracy Collectivism, masquerading as egalitarianism, is the dominant ideology – not individualism. academia: style over substance Academia is adapting to the new hegemony. Technical complexity reigns, while content is often vacuous.
Mediocracy – the book
‘A witty exposure of left wing foibles.’
Sir Samuel Brittan
‘Delightfully dissects the language of modern egalitarianism and political correctness.’
Professor Patrick Minford