Tag Archives: sweden

Pacu Man

Experts have warned Swedish men to keep their swimming trunks on if taking a dip in a sound off the country’s southern coast, after a South American fish known for attacking testicles was discovered in the area. The alert came after a fisherman in the Oresund Sound last week retrieved a 21 centimetre pacu – […]

A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonight

There has been a sixth night of rioting in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, despite police reinforcements being deployed. Cars were set alight in poor suburbs inhabited largely by immigrants, although the unrest was reportedly not as serious as on previous nights. The rioting also spread outside the capital for the first time on Friday, with youths […]

Nordic, schmordic

So, Tim Worstall has invoked joined the long list recurring fascination of Anglosphere progressivists of various stripes who want to with adapting the Nordic model to Anglo societies (in his case, the US). It is a very bad idea. A recent report (pdf) by Swedish-Kurdish economist Nima Sanandaji, whose Tino brother runs the excellent — and very empirical — Super-Economy blog, […]

Mendacks

Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK. It cited fears that Mr Assange’s human rights might be violated. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK would not allow Mr Assange safe passage out of the country. But […]

Boys and their toys

The only place during our week in Venezia my business partner and I deliberately went back to to have another look was the Naval Museum. Naval Museum Venice It was full of things we found greatly engaging, such as C17th relief maps of various fortifications of the Serene Republic mounted on walls and lots of […]

The taxman cometh (but only for what he can see)

There have been two great transformations in human affairs. One is the Neolithic Revolution, the transition from foraging to farming. This is a transformation which is still going on, as there are still some foraging groups around the planet (though it is a vanishing way of life). The second is the Industrial Revolution, the shift […]

Comparative Law 101: Roman law v Common law and Julian Assange.

I wrote a long comment on a lengthy LP thread concerning the Wikileaks brouhaha earlier. I wrote it because there is a great deal of what seems to be willful misunderstanding of the differences between Roman law and Common law jurisdictions. I have reposted it below. Originally I was going to do a detailed analysis […]