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Democracy and Standards


The richest 1% own half the world’s assets, says the 2015 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, and the richest 10% own 88%. In other words the top 1% have more wealth than the other 99% of the world’s populstion. To be in the top 1% you have to have $760k in assets minus debts and to be in the ...

Trimming Lords

They say that, at 800, the House of Lords has too many peers. Well now there’s a simple way to trim it. The precedent has been established that a Lord who has sex with a prostitute has to resign. Hands up all you Lords who’ve had sex with a prossie? Oh. That many? Well that reduces the numbers by 300. ...

Paying Bloggers

The US Judge in the Oracle-Google case has alighted on a potential can of worms by ordering the parties to divulge the names of news-sites and bloggers to whom they’d paid money.