Saturday 30 June 2012

Friday 8 June 2012

On Free Markets (you listening Solicitor's Union and Barrister's Guild!)

"Protectionism is a misnomer. The only people protected by tariffs, quotas and trade restrictions are those engaged in uneconomic and wasteful activity. Free trade is the only philosophy compatible with international peace and prosperity." Walter Block

Thursday 7 June 2012

Go with your gut (and when it's as big as mine you might as well use it for something other than getting through a Glaswegian Winter)

That's where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. I know some of you are going to say "I did look it up, and that's not true." That's 'cause you looked it up in a book. Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that's how our nervous system works.
Stephen Colbert White House Correspondents Dinner 2006