I couldn't resist this which suggests I'm not the only one who finds the ASI rather wanting.
"According to himself, Dr Pirie is one of the cleverest men in the world, with a senior position in MENSA to prove it; and he has never been known to doubt the truth or wisdom of anything he has said. I, on the other hand, have always rather doubted his wisdom and the connection between many of his statements and the truth. On this occasion, the doubts are so plain, they nearly express themselves.
What "free market" is Dr Pirie talking about? What had the Major Government to do with this "free market"? It signed the Maastricht Treaty. It deluged the country in a mass of regulations, making it a criminal offence to sell apples of less than a certain diameter, or to sell any of them if prewrapped by the pound. It increased taxes but still managed to double the national debt in five years - an achievement unique in time of peace. It made a virtual crime of using cash in amounts larger than £3,000, and turned every bank official in the country into a police spy. And that is Dr Pirie's "free market"?"
Read the rest - all good stuff.
Incidently - the source of this article is soemthing called Free Life Commentary which, while I by no means agree with everything - or even anything - is still a good read - it does everyrhing I thought the ASI blog was going to do when it was launched (but failed) - it makes you think.
...and that is definitely it for the next two weeks!