Back Issues: the Article Archive
The sidebars show Cover pages for this and previous Issues. This Issue’s Articles are shown in a list below. Click on any Issue’s cover page to list its Articles. Issue 133, the first with a Cover Page, inaugurated the current look of the magazine and a move to Articles. Earlier Issues looked different and were placed in Posts; their Contents pages (Issue 132, 7th December 2017, and earlier) can be found by clicking here and working back through the Posts using the links. All issues can be found by clicking on the last Cover pages which summarise Issues by year.
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List of This Week’s Articles
Lens on the Week
Lens on the Week
A Focus on the News
24 January 2019 Lens on the Week UK TIME FOR REALITY: We have always thought that Brexit would remain uncertain to the last possible second and we weren’t wrong about that. Now, though, the participants are waking from their slumbers as the courtiers did when the prince kissed Sleeping Beauty. For a start, there are
Lack of Trust
Endemic & getting worse?
24 January 2019 Lack of Trust Endemic and getting worse? By Lynda Goetz I have just finished re-reading Anthony Seldon’s book ‘Trust’; first written and published in 2009, this book addresses in a constructive manner the issue of lack of trust in modern Western society, with particular reference to Britain. It still makes for particularly relevant
Twist in the Helix
James Watson’s views
24 January 2019 Twist in the Helix James Watson’s views. By John Watson What on earth are we to make of it? We who are not experts on statistical analysis and prefer to curl up with a good crime thriller than to read the latest treatise on genetics. On one side sits James Watson, Nobel
Hedge Funds or Lego?
24 December 2019 Sell Hedge Funds – Buy Lego Seeking uncorrelated consistent returns. By Frank O’Nomics One of the main attractions of putting money into hedge funds is that they can, along with other “alternative” investments, (supposedly) deliver returns that are uncorrelated with long only investments in conventional asset classes. It is not surprising then
Zombies Fight On
24 January 2019 Mrtak Sangh Posthumous lives. By Neil Tidmarsh Right, that’s enough misery. This column has considered nothing else for the last fortnight. Not a very cheering start to the new year, even if January is the dreariest month. So let’s have something heart-warming from the newspapers this week. Sidney disappeared from his home
Corbyn is Coming
The Pendulum Swings
24 January 2019 Corbyn is Coming The pendulum swings. By J R Thomas Politicians and those who write about them seem to have a strange fascination with “Game of Thrones”. All that back stabbing and nastiness, naked girls and rampaging dragons, seem to have an irresistible allure. Now the significant line of the series, “winter
Diary of a Corbynista
24 January 2019 Diary of a Corbynista Questionable Question Time by Don Urquhart 17 January Jeremy Corbyn insisted that no deal be taken off the table before he would meet the Prime Minister to discuss the Brexit way forward. By doing this he has hijacked the agenda and made clear his lack of confidence in
A Visual Perspective
24 January 2019 Cartoons By AGGro
24 January 2019 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 186 Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for the solution to crossword, No 185