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

The Daily Mail: Love, Nazis and Taxes (video)


The Daily Mail Ralph Miliband hatchet job is the gift that keeps on giving. For example, Viscount Rothermere and the Daily Mail’s association with Fascism goes far beyond the “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” headline of which we have all been reminded … 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

The Daily Mail: the worst of British posing as its best (video)


Yesterday I wrote a post about how the Daily Mail hates Britain. As you will see if you view the video clips below, on Tuesday night’s excellent Newsnight there was an interview with Jon Steafel, deputy editor of the Daily Mail, during which he was asked 11 times by Alistair Campbell … Continue reading