The next couple of weeks are going to be quiet on here — my in-laws are visiting for a week from tomorrow, and the local elections (in which I’m a candidate) and the simultaneous European ones are the week after — so don’t expect much for basically the rest of this month, blog-wise. March and May were the months that essentially looked black on my calendar from the beginning of this year, but after this month ends I have no plans for, essentially, the rest of the year, so I’ll be back to more consistent writing levels.
But til then, have some links:
This is a piece I would have written on what’s wrong with the “free speech just means the government can’t lock you up” attitude
Millennium thinks that Labour have admitted they’ve lost
American executioners — untrained, incompetent, and complete idiots
To Kill A Mockingbird shows how copyright fails us all
(Incidentally, my reading of the commentators talking about Piketty’s book leads me to think that if the book is as described, and if its thesis holds up, it may actually be the most horrifying cause for pessimism ever, although no-one seems to have put his conclusions together in that way. In fact I’m so worried that I’m going to have to read the book myself so I can check if I’m right…)
If you end up with any pessimistic thoughts, you are forbidden from telling me them because I shall go mad.
I won’t be buying the book until long after May ;)