Spuds and science will land you in jail

September 24, 2015

From James Paterson

In April, we told you household goods were getting a lot cheaper – thanks to economic freedom.

Food is getting dramatically cheaper too, as this chart from a forthcoming research paper by the IPA’s Dr Mikayla Novak shows:

Imagine how cheap food would be if WA didn’t threaten to jail freedom-fighting farmers like Tony Galati for growing too many potatoes! We’ve told you about WA’s spud tsar in Hey before – as far back as 2012.

Tony will be in good company in jail though if these 20 climate scientists, who wrote to President Obama this month, get their way. You can read their original letter, calling for a federal racketeering and corrupt organisations investigation into climate sceptics, here.

It’s in part because of the left’s embrace of such authoritarianism that the British writer Nick Cohen has renounced them. Read his brilliant essay for this week’s Spectator on why Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters finally drove Cohen to quit the left.

Talk about buyer’s remorse. The Nobel Committee is starting to wonder whether President Obama really did deserve the encouragement award/Nobel Peace Prize just eight and a half months after he took office.

But – credit where credit is due – last week President Obama gave this terrific answer about the stifling political correctness at universities.

If Lord of the Flies were written by today’s politically correct university students, it might read something like this, in The New Yorker this month.

And Ahmed the clock-maker is just the latest in a long line of students harshly punished by overzealous school administrators, as The Daily Signal explains.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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