Context Recently, on a comedy programme on the BBC, Jo Brand said “Certain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore and they’re very, very easy to hate and I’m kind of thinking, why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid” A lot of people, including me, thought that this was … Continue reading Two points to highlight about Jo Brand’s “apology”.
Background "Rocketman" is a recently released biopic of Sir Elton John. John is gay, and in its original version the film contains a number of scenes of gay sex. But Russia has laws against "homosexual propaganda", and to comply with those laws a censored version of the film, with five minutes of sex scenes cut, … Continue reading Why the censored version of Rocketman should not have been made.
I think of businesses as being like sheep. They produce wool - in the form of employment and opportunities to buy things - and meat - in the form of taxes. When you shear a sheep for wool you get both the wool and the sheep you started with, which goes on producing more wool; … Continue reading Centre-left economic theory illustrated using sheep.