Every now and then, various people seem to take the idea of a tunnel between the Isle of Man and Great Britain seriously. The idea makes no sense, it’s completely nonsensical, and it will never happen. This is why. The “Possible” Routes Point of Ayre to Whithorn (~30km) This route makes no sense because there is such a small population in South Western Scotland, and … Continue reading A tunnel from the Isle of Man to Britain makes no sense
A new freedom of information response has revealed that the Isle of Man Constabulary has spent at least £6,399.98 in fees to assess its performance in diversity and customer service skills so far during the 2019 calendar year. The just-released documents show that the Police spent £1,800 for “Diversity and Inclusion” accreditation by the Centre for Assessment, a UK-based assessment organisation. The resulting report found … Continue reading Isle of Man Police spend over £6k on diversity and customer service assessments
Some photos I’ve taken in recent weeks of Castletown Hockey Club 2 November – Castletown Southerners 2 November – Castletown Cammags 9 November – Castletown Southerners & Cammags Continue reading Hockey Photos
Five great Oktoberfest-themed playlists on Spotify.Continue reading “Oktoberfest Music Playlists”
“Free speech is a core tenet of our society, and elected representatives should not behave like petty despots in trying to censor the media like this.” Continue reading In the media: MHKs should not behave like petty despots
I loved this article about liberalism – it speaks very much to my views about what it means to be a “liberal” in 2019. This is very closely connected to one big problem with our current society – the crony capitalism of unfairness that I wrote about the other day. Continue reading What is Liberalism?
In the normal, fair and well-functioning parts of our society, costs are borne by the people who benefit. In unusual, unfair and badly-functioning parts of our society, benefits accrue to select system-abusers, while the costs are borne by others.
Price controls are a bad idea for many reasons, but most importantly, they’re a bad idea for two key reasons in particular: they are morally unfair and they reduce supply.
13 Things That Don’t Make Sense is an accessible book about the limits of current scientific understanding. In many story arcs – both fiction and non-fiction – there’s a satisfying and familiar pattern of sharing a beginning, a middle, and an end. That pattern is broadly consistent through many different forms of story-telling from short jokes, to long novel, to historical treatises. 13 Things is … Continue reading Book Review: 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense
Dark Places is a dark and emotional story – an interesting “whodunit” which opens a window to a world that is deeply foreign to me. It tells the fictional story of a young woman’s search for the truth behind the murder of her family. On one hand, it’s obviously a fictional story, but the story of a family losing one parent to murder, and another … Continue reading Book Review: Dark Places