Selecting Leaders

One of the most unedifying sights in politics is the spectacle of a political party choosing a new leader. In the USA the Republicans are looking for a Presidential candidate and we see the entertaining farce of Donald Trump in the frame; in the UK the Labour Party is choosing a new leader and we see the candidates earnestly promising that which they cannot deliver. It is hard to discover policy in all this mess. What is common in both cases is that the would be leaders are good at making promises to solve problems that they cannot possibly keep because they do not understand the problems that they are seeking to solve. Continue reading

Governments Waste Money

Governments waste money. When you work to earn your living and out of your work you pay your taxes, whether on the amount you have earned of whether from the things that you buy with the fruits of your work, you must accept that the share of your time – around 42% – that you pay to the government, will be used for the common good, but a significant part of it will be wasted. Continue reading