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PayPal Suspended Us 🛑

  1. I was wary about getting involved with PayPal to start as i’ve heard about them terminating accounts, but…

Over the weekend PayPal informed us that they would no longer be willing to process payments for us due to “inappropriate content”. What this actually means is “we dont believe in your political opinion” both yours, and my own. Fine, they’re free to go about their business as they wish.

With this is mind we will no longer be able to accept PayPal for donations or for the purchase of literature.

Let’s move on, plenty of more payment processors in the world..

If you have a recurring donation with PayPal we ask that you cancel your recurring subscription HERE or via  your DonorBox login (DonorBox is still good for Visa and Mastercard Payments) and move to our Visa and Mastercard system powered by Stripe also through DonorBox (its also somewhat easier).

This is once again the big guys weighing down against the unpopular (but nonetheless true) opinion.

But on the brightside, one week to go till the pub in the UK (lets hope the weather clears up!)

We still need your help more than ever.

Amazon’s contract to stream the England game

This doesn’t seem to be working out well:

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1.0 out of 5 stars Broken
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2020
Taken me for ever to find where to watch this and now it turns out it won’t even work
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Paul Faux
1.0 out of 5 stars Shame it is not working
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Not working 🙁 shame
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dr a.
1.0 out of 5 stars It’s not available.
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It’s lack of availability.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish!!!!
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Rubbish!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars “Temporarily Unavailble”
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If it were possible to give less than one star……I would
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1.0 out of 5 stars Total Rubbish
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2020
Just cannot watch this game. Video link not working. Why cant you just show on ITV or BBC.?
Already missed 20 mins of my favourite sport. Total Rubbish App
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STEPHANIE
1.0 out of 5 stars CANNOT WATCH IT ONCE AGAIN
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The page isnt available!!!!!!!!!!
Just frustrating!!! Second game and unable to watch
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sarah le corre
1.0 out of 5 stars rugby
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Does not work. SO PAINFUL
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Hmm…..

Displacement

Not quite sure why this has come to mind but. Used to know a bloke in Bath, ran a pub (The Bell). Black, significantly RP accent, dreads but shortish, tended to wear knickerbockers with, I think, long socks and sandals.

The black bit never really tended to enter minds nor descriptions of him. The knickerbockers did.

I guess that’s what we might call displacement, no?

Earthquakes

Little earthquake a couple of days back. West of Gib, SE off into the sea from here. Three of us in the house felt it. None mentioned it at the time to not worry the other two. All three of us have, over the couple of days, mentioned it privately to each of the other two to say “Didja feel that – no worries, it’s only small etc. Didn’t mention it not to worry the other”

Sigh.

23 Things…

I went out with a friend on Saturday who was reading a copy of Ha-joon Chang’s “23 things they aren’t telling you about capitalism”. He didn’t know that the ASI/Tim Worstall published a refutation of Ha-joon called “23 things we ARE telling you about capitalism.” Anyway, for anyone who hasn’t read it. Heres a free copy – LINK

Updated Digital Package

We had a great response to the first digital package we put out at the start of the lockdown so today we launched our second box. You can grab some of Tim’s books for free as well as other well known authors. Check it out HERE.

Seems fair enough

Chart flop: VisitBritain sorry for literary map ignoring Wales and Scotland
The nation’s official tourism agency published a map of inspiring bookish sights that left Wales ‘depicted as trees’ and Scotland guillotined

The two places don’t actually speak English and therefore can’t be considered to contribute to literature – you can only do that in the top dog language after all.

There’s also the point that the two places aren’t literate. You know, that Welsh attempt at a play which spells stuff backward, the Scottish brushes with poetry containing entirely burning misspellings.

So, seems fair enough. And a rousing chorus…..

Amazing

I conceived of the Tax After Coronavirus (TACs) project after very recently re-reading Keynes’ ‘How to pay for the war’.

He didn’t read it very well.

Spudda is recommending price controls, rationing and excess profits taxes. Even in the introduction Keynes tells us that all three of these are inefficient and undesirable.

Digital Care Package

Over £100 of Free Goodies For Isolation.

Across the globe, we’re adjusting to a new reality. Socially distancing ourselves from loved ones and adapting to new routines, even if temporary, can be incredibly challenging. We wanted to take this opportunity to send you a digital care package. Below you’ll find over £100 of materials. A mixture of things we’ve curated, created, or just found helpful. We hope that, in some small way, it may help improve your mental wellbeing. Just click the gift below! Free goodies include books from the ASI, IEA and others plus some vouchers and free trials. Madsen has also included a copy of his PHD that was republished a few years ago called “Trial and Error and The Idea of Progress”.

– Tim & The Team (please help by sharing this on Twitter)

(We’d like to say a BIG thanks to The ASI, IEA and others who helped put this together)

Click ^ Here

Bug Fixing

The latest version of wordpress is incompatible with the theme the site uses (its 10 years old). Were making some bug fixes and should be back to normal (whatever that is) soon.

Rich