I’ve had a few people suggest that I should write a blog on the economics of Higher Education, and the impact of University expansion. I am guessing that this reflects the age of my readership – our children are filling in UCAS forms, and buying IKEA starter sets of crockery in preparation of moving out… Read More The Great Student Loans Swindle. It’s a Swindle. A Swindle.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the way that the 1930s has become a ubiquitous metaphor for people who want to make a point about modern politics. Not just any 1930s but the Hitler/Mussolini version. Simon Sharma, who knows better, referred to Trump as a “Yankee Duce” in this weekends FT. Tonight we’re going… Read More North East Nazis and Anti-Fascist doo-wop
I love America. It’s one of my favourite places in the world. I have lost count of the number of times I have visited, and I still love it just as much. Admittedly I only really go to the East and West Coast, and hardly ever to the bits in the middle, but I am… Read More Kids in America