Capitalism aiding immigration reform?

Saturday, August 27, 2005 Normally I’m suspicious of Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ as a force for good. The whole idea that everyone flourishes in a free market is so clearly nonsense that you forget that sometimes it actually works. A great article on immigration in this week’s Santa Fe Reporter (that now I can link […]

The British are Coming

Saturday, August 20, 2005 Something very strange is happening to American TV – it’s come over all English. We’re used to the sporadic attempts to remake British sit-coms for the US market – from Sanford and Son (Steptoe and Son in the UK), via an ill-advised attempt at Fawlty Towers, through to Coupling and the […]

David’s Gaggia Fund

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 So here’s the plan: I currently drink maybe four coffees a week from one or other of the cafes within walking distance of the office. I rotate my choices, based on a range of factors. If I also need a breakfast burrito, then it’s the Meridien (where they wisely offer a […]

Coffee and submarines

Monday, August 15, 2005 Although I’m currently on a decaf kick (helps me wake at odd hours of the night, when Fionnuala calls), I’ve always had a yen for a good espresso machine. Over at Engagdet, there’s some spirited debate on the topic. It seems the Rancilio Silva (shown) has a lot of admirers. And […]