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May 2006

Medical marijuana | Reefer madness | Economist.com

by mikepower & 1 other
IF CANNABIS were unknown, and bioprospectors were suddenly to find it in some remote mountain crevice, its discovery would no doubt be hailed as a medical breakthrough.

March 2006

Gender pay gap: what's it worth?

by mikepower
Girls may well opt for arts degrees over engineering, but that's not because nobody has told them that engineers earn more than academics - it's because the 'male' professions have fallen out of favour even among men.

February 2006

Cato Unbound: Theodore Dalrymple: Is “Old Europe” Doomed?

by mikepower
I wondered what happened to old Theo after he retired. I think he moved to France which, given his views on Europe, seems a strange choice. Why not Louisianna or Texas?

July 2005

March 2005

Dick Taverne: A little pesticide does you good but 'organic' farming harms the world

by mikepower
Our health is threatened not by chemicals and GM crops but by the eco-fundamentalists and their crusade against intensive agriculture

January 2005

Ignore the vanity of the Bushites, America's might is draining away: Matthew Parris

by mikepower
For many decades America’s share of the world’s economic output has been in decline. America’s modesty in 1945 understated its muscle, Bushite vanity overstates it today.

Greed: The Nuts Game

by mikepower
Three people sit around a kitchen bowl. You, the fourth person, with a timer, start off placing ten small items in the bowl - quarters, dollar bills, or nuts. Tell the three players the goal is for each of them to get as many items as they can. Tell them

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