Thinking about this, does anyone know what or who the patient zero for the idea that “mayors” solve something in British politics might be? I remember it as an early Blairite thing, but thinking about it, the Treasury seems to love it even more than DCLG. That said, it seems to have become part of…Read More What is the source for all this mayor stuff?
I say bubble? I say bubble. Good piece, but the most interesting paragraph is the following, provided as a health warning on a NYT feature quoted: (The article’s author, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, is the wife of Silicon Valley venture investor Marc Andreessen, though Theranos isn’t listed as a portfolio company of Andreessen Horowitz, his venture firm.)Read More WhoseKidIsTheranos
What are national security numbers? Why would you think TalkTalk would have some? Why would you believe anyone who claims to have them is the real deal, when: The UK doesn’t have a thing called a Social Security Number Nor does it have a thing called a National Security Number It does have a National…Read More There is no such thing as a “UK national security number”
In case you wonder, there’s not been much activity around here due to a project over at the Pol. Think Project Lobster, but Eurocratic. Expect an uptick on the blog from now on. First of all, something that has struck me at work and by following Maciej Ceglowski‘s talks. We all remember the crack from…Read More The menace of correlated hype cycles