Welcome To Atheism: A Beginner’s Guide to Compassionate Disbelief

Welcome To Atheism: A Beginner’s Guide to Compassionate Disbelief

Congratulations on becoming an atheist! You are now in possession of what is, to the extent that the concept is meaningful at all, the only ‘correct’ theological position: none. You will have noticed that a great many people take different positions, ones which are more or less fantastical, brutal, humourless, ill-defined, bigoted, intolerant, antiquated, misogynistic … Continue reading

UKIP change name to UKUNT

UKIP change name to UKUNT

Originally posted on News Toad:
United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has today announced a renaming of his party to “United Kingdom Under Neath the Tweed” or UKUNT until September’s referendum on Scottish independence with a possible view of changing it back again in the event of a “no” vote. Speaking on Andrew Neil’s…

Why the Whole World Should Fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Why the Whole World Should Fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sometimes a story comes up which leaves you wondering where the hell to begin, and that’s exactly the kind of story we love to cover here on Politicoid. Having received much love from Australia of late, I’ve decided that now is the time to tackle one such monster: The imminent disaster that is… the Trans-Pacific … Continue reading

Growing, Growing, Gone: The Perils of Unquestioned Macroeconomic Dogma

Growing, Growing, Gone: The Perils of Unquestioned Macroeconomic Dogma

On a recent trip away, my travelling companions and I played poker to while away an idle hour. In deference to our poverty, we opted to gamble matchsticks instead of hard currency. At first each match represented, for the sake of verisimilitude, one GB pound. Then someone joked that we might as well make them … Continue reading