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The Gender Pay Gap Nonsense Reappears

By Alexander Baron

The gender pay gap is back in the news, in fact it is seldom out of it. If you are not familiar with this myth, it is a bit like that of the unicorn, but nowhere near as plausible. Earlier this month, the London Evening Standard reported that than three quarters of the capital’s […]

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The Folly Of Tariffs

By Alexander Baron

This month, Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps published an article in City A.M. wherein he attacked the tariffs that are imposed by nations on imported goods. He was alluding specifically to trade between the United States and the EU, which he said could boost the economy by £10 billion and create up to two million […]

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Revenge Porn: A Manufactured Problem

By Alexander Baron

The UK Government is continuing its decades’ long folly of attempting to stamp out perceived socially undesirable behaviour through legislation. While a case can be made out for laws against dangerous dogs, can the same really be said for the unauthorised distribution of intimate photographs? A new law is being brought in to criminalise so-called […]

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Stop The Google Tax!

By Alexander Baron

Everybody knows big business is bad, right? Multinational corporations trample all over us, ripping off the consumer, plundering the public purse, buying politicians, and making colossal profits at our expense. Everybody knows this. Well, not everybody, many people, usually those of a certain political persuasion, believe this is the case, but is it? There are […]

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Obama confirms the death of the US ISIL hostage in Syria

By Dean Smith

  The female American hostage held in Syria by ISIL has been murdered. President Obama confirmed the death of Kayla Mueller on Tuesday. He also vowed to “find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible.” Miss Mueller who was 26, was first working in her home state of Arizona at a women’s shelter […]

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