Errors of distribution

The appar­ent near iden­ti­ty of the genome of chim­panzees and man—98.5% of the DNA sequences are the same—is puz­zling. But the dis­tri­b­u­tion of difference...

Mot juste

“The great rorschach blot at the end of the New Tes­ta­ment… ” is how “Milt Rosenberg”:http://miltsfile.blogspot.com/2004/05/great-rorschach-blot-at-end-of-new....

Budget imbalance

Stephen Kirch­n­er scep­ti­cal­ly assess­es attempts to sell a bud­get which he describes as ‘fis­cal Hobbe­sian­ism’1 bq.  (Trea­sury Sec­re­tary, Ken) He...

Pascal takes a punt

The back-sto­ry to the Commission’s offer[⇒ relat­ed sto­ry] to elim­i­nate agri­cul­tur­al export sub­si­dies is start­ing to emerge. It seems that, in typ­i­c...

Reading entrails

“John Kay”:http://www.johnkay.com has a very good “short essay(link to sub­scrip­tion page on the FT site)”:http://www.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT....