When contemplating marriage, I always take tips from small studies by universities in America\’s conservative heartland. A survey by Brigham Young University in Utah has shown that couples who abstain from sex before marriage rate their marriages as more rewarding than those who don\’t.
What a stupid idea. What if, on the wedding night, the other party turns out to be selfish, clueless, oafish and lazy?
Well, if sex with the person you\’ve just married is the only experience of sex you\’ve ever had how do you know whether they\’re selfish, clueless, oafish or lazy about matters sexual?
But more to the point, if the only way you\’re going to get sex is to get married, then of course you\’ll think that marriage is rewarding. Sex is, after all, (even bad sex) fun.
Ration books were introduced as a temporary measure in 1962 to guarantee staple goods after the US imposed an embargo.
48 years and still going strong in Cuba.
Gracing the letters page of the Telegraph:
SIR – Having read the Stern Review, the various IPCC reports and multitudes of economic papers on what to do about the entire problem, assuming we accept that there is such a problem, it is clear that the policies being recommended by those experts are: a carbon tax, or a cap-and-trade system, or subsidies to new technologies.
All of the economists say the same thing. Any one of the three are viable and whole solutions.
Cap-and-trade limits emissions; a carbon tax provides the incentive to reduce them to the needed level; and subsidies will replace emitting with non-emitting sources of energy.
So now my question: having hired Lord Stern at some expense, having analysed his recommendations at presumably greater, why is the Government now insisting at gargantuan expense in doing what Lord Stern said we should not do?
We only need to choose one of the three – rather than be charged thrice to do all of them.
Do I not have a hangover because I was sensible last night or do I not have a hangover becauase I was very unsensible last night and so do not have a hangover….yet…..