The results of today’s election in the UK may look a little bit funny and it calls to mind a myth I was taught in college – the myth is that multi-party parliamentary democracies better represent the will of the… Continue Reading →
What to do with the large tax return the accountant tells us to expect? I have an idea…. … but I’ll have to see what The Wife thinks of my plan.
The Czech Republic began its six-month term as the rotating host nation for the EU Presidency in January. So that means that bureaucrats, lawyers, legislators, and other politicians from around Europe are all traveling to Prague to conduct business. And… Continue Reading →
The French celebrate the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille as their equivalent of our Independence Day, the day that their history of free self-government began. Unlike America, however, France’s history of free self-government has not run uninterrupted since… Continue Reading →
Statisticians might make sense of this but even after some consideration of how it might work, I can come up way too many explanations for this dichotomy: A [French] woman’s average number of partners has risen from under two in… Continue Reading →
It still astonishes me to think that international trade faces a live and real threat from pirates. For instance, pirates operating off the coast of Somalia seized a Danish ship today, possibly killing one or more of the sailors on… Continue Reading →