Nick Lincoln

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Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of &hellip by Peter Foster
The beauty of capitalism is that it is organic: it is all around us and we all contribute, without really knowing we are. That is also its biggest fault: it has no overarching body or promulgator. It has no trade body. It has no NGO to pump out propaganda on its behalf.

Its second biggest fault: capitalism works best the less the State gets involved with it. But for the last 100 years we have suffered career politicians who baulk at the idea of being told to do less; politicians who grasp at every opportunity to be seen to "do something", to do more, tinker here, "nudge" there. And if your funding comes from the State (hello quango-land, NGOs et al) it is in your… Read more
The Big Fat Surprise: why butter, meat, and cheese&hellip by Nina Teicholz
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Since The Enlightenment man has had blind faith in his ability to reason, to analyse and to lecture. Science is the new religion and what went before is dead, of no use; that there is a scientific solution to every "problem".

Which is how - with scant evidence - fifty odd years ago nutritionists got the ears of those in power (and commerce). Believing they had cracked the reason behind gradually rising levels of heart disease, the "specialists" put the Western world on a low-fat, high carb diet. The results, of course, have been dismal.

The arrogance of the perpetrators is breathtaking. In a blink of an eye they discarded millions of years of human… Read more
Mark Steyn's Passing Parade: Obituaries & Apprecia&hellip by Mark Steyn
Steyn is such a lovely writer; paragraphs fly by, without effort. The book is somewhat America-centric in terms of lives lived: The joy of Steyn's ability as a writer is that one does not really care if the subject matter is an unknown; the quality of the text is a good enough reason to read on and learn.

Having read some of the author's other works I was surprised about the familiarity and obvious love of the "Great American Songbook" revealed here for the first time (to me, at least). Many of the paeans here are connected with Tin Pan Alley characters, the Gershwins, Lerners, the greats.

The final eulogy is to Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's long time pianist… Read more

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