Sane man !

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Trends: "Richard Tomkins in the FT notes that the growing belief that cancer is becoming more common is at odds with the facts, similarly the view that more people are self-employed than they used to be.
The classic case of this is crime, he says. The longer you live, the more you are likely to have been a victim of crime, or know someone else who is. So you find it harder to believe crime rates are falling."

This is similar to one of the notions I have at heart: people get the impression that things are getting (really) more expensive all the time because of inflation. Despite the vague knowledge that inflation is involved, they then get more selfish and reactionary...

Buse rides used to be 50p in my day! Actually, bad example, bus fares are inflating crazily to help the Oyster blitz...


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