14 August 2012

What happened to the Olympic apocalypse?

The authorities’ excited predictions of terror, disease and riots at London 2012 were informed by angst rather than reality.

7 August 2012

Presumed consent: nationalising our organs

There is a desperate need for organs for transplant, but taking them from the dead without consent is no solution.

2 August 2012

Why plastic bags
should be free

The latest war on these incredibly useful bags is fuelled by greens’ loathing of modern consumption habits.

31 July 2012

Is David Gauke a member of UK Uncut?

So-called radical tax campaigns have legitimised attacks on everyone’s desire to sidestep the taxman.

Books 27 July 2012

Deepak Lal vs
the meddling state

Not everything said by free-market economist Lal in this new collection of essays adds up. But his suspicion of state intervention into our lives is refreshing.

26 July 2012

Reformation: so much more than Henry vs Pope

A BBC documentary illuminates how the Reformation turned the world upside down and ushered in the modern era.

19 July 2012

Drinking alcohol? That’s not normal!

Attempts by anti-drinking killjoys to ‘denormalise’ an everyday activity are getting ever more patronising.

16 July 2012

Don’t buy into this supermarket spying

Lib-Con plans to ‘nudge’ us into making healthier shopping decisions exposes how anti-democratic nudge theory is.

12 July 2012

How neo-Malthusians demonise dissent

In branding those who disagree with them ‘deniers’, the overpopulation lobby reveals its allergy to debate.

2 July 2012

Free speech for dodgy dons, too

Cambridge students calling for a supervisor to resign over his political views need a lecture on academic freedom.