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
Review of the (audio) book, Eat Pray Love. Continue reading Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love