Econ 101: maximum rage about the minimum wage (video)


On Tuesday morning, Radio 4’s Today Programme and a number of centre left papers ran a story about the ‘living’ wage.  Unfortunately, this important story was then swamped by the hacking trial circus later in the morning. The reality is that the … Continue reading

MH370: The 24 hour news cycle gives us all heat but very little light (video)


For three weeks in the aftermath of the disappearance of flight MH370 we were on the receiving end of saturation coverage of the tragedy by global news organisations, often at the expense of reporting more important national and international events. This would … Continue reading

Capitalism: serving God and Mammon? (video)


Fox News‘ and CNBC‘s squawking heads have a number of arguments that they like to marshal against raising the minimum wage; ranging from the following absurd gems: It’s just more government assistance; Minimum wage jobs are supposed to suck; and If the … Continue reading