Thursday, 30 October 2014

Shocking story of child labour

The BBC has a shocking story on its website. Over decades children were forcibly taken from their homes, against their parents' wishes, and forced to work in farms. This abuse, and misuse of power, took place in Switzerland. It was organised by the State.

You can read the story here.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday quote: Homer

…Simpson - "What's the point of going out? We're just gonna wind up back here anyway."

Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday quote: Thomas Jefferson

"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far."

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Seen elsewhere: the 5 most anti-libertarian shows

Reason magazine has produced a fun piece on the five most anti-libertarian shows. This contrasts with a recent  article on the five most libertarian shows.

You can read the piece here.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Twin Peaks returns

David Lynch's bizarre and compelling Twin Peaks is returning to our television screens. Lynch has a lot to live up to. Since the ground breaking show American drama has got better and better. Lynch and his co-writer, Mark Frost, not only have to live up to their past triumph, they must exceed some great television to reclaim their crown.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Derren Brown's Infamous

The always entertaining Derren Brown was back on Channel 4 recently with his stage show InfamousThe show isn't as coherent in its theme as others but Brown always mesmerises and surprises his audience. Any decent magician will leave the crowd asking, how did s/he do it? Brown does more. He makes us think about our identity, perceptions and why we believe what we believe.

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Ukip rise - analysed by the FT

Over at the FT, George Parker provides an excellent analysis on the rise of Ukip.

You can read it here.