Monthly Archives: November 2011

George Osborne saves lives

Today’s Autumn statement reminds me of this ASI blog post (h/t Mounsey). The post itself quotes a report finding the setting of national pay scales causes a drop in the quality of nursing care. The measure used was “AMI rates” i.e. the death rate from heart attacks: It isn’t that wages are too high in…

Strategy workshop results

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I’d like to start by thanking everyone who came to yesterday’s strategy workshop. It was a pleasant and businesslike discussion with passion and creativity tempered by realism and empathy.

Southwark Drinks December 1st

I’m pleased to confirm that on top of this weekend’s strategy workshop the regular meetup for drinks is taking place at the same venue Thursday 1st December. The venue is the Rose and Crown, Colombo Street in Southwark, London. The first revellers arrive from 1800 to 1900 and we will usually stay until closing, join…

Agenda for tomorrow

Just to remind everyone the strategy meeting is taking place tomorrow at the Rose and Crown, Colombo Street in London. We will kick off shortly after 11am and take breaks regularly for beer etc. The discussion will be no more than 3 hours so we need to make the most of our time and to…

Video- Detlev Schlichter on Paper Money Collapse

I attended this talk on Tuesday and it was very impressive, if terrifying. I also picked up a copy of the book which is at the top of my to read pile (I did ask him if he accepted payment for it in gold or silver, to whcih he replied no one had offered it…

Free-Market Sarvodaya

Last March I took a holiday to New York. I’ve been there before, for a conference, and loved it. So back I went, and without the distraction of keynotes on non-relational data-modelling a more varied program of entertainment was called for. Enter Indepth Walking tours and charming tour guide Frederick Cookinham, who it turns out,…