The Wiki Man

Retrofitted arguments

21 November 2013 3:00 pm

Some people are gay. Get over it’ — this was the slogan for a campaign against homophobia. A series of YouTube…

Rory Sutherland: How to improve journey times without HS2

9 November 2013 9:00 am

I am still waiting for someone to refute my argument that it would be possible to reduce the journey time…

How to reduce journey times without HS2

7 November 2013 3:00 pm

I am still waiting for someone to refute my argument that it would be possible to reduce the journey time…

My £30k alternative to HS2

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Someone in New York told me this story. I admit that I didn’t believe it when I first heard it.…

Smart cars

24 October 2013 2:00 pm

Someone in New York told me this story. I admit that I didn’t believe it when I first heard it.…

The real reason for rotten online reviews on TripAdvisor

12 October 2013 9:00 am

‘Sorry, I’d love to go the pub this evening, but I have to go out. It’s my wife’s wedding anniversary.’…

What’s really annoying you?

10 October 2013 2:00 pm

‘Sorry, I’d love to go the pub this evening, but I have to go out. It’s my wife’s wedding anniversary.’…

Nobody takes a flight from London to Manchester. So why would we take HS2?

28 September 2013 9:00 am

From Edinburgh airport there are more than 45 flights a day to London. And, I imagine, the same number back.…

High Speed 2’s no-fly zone

26 September 2013 1:00 pm

From Edinburgh airport there are more than 45 flights a day to London. And, I imagine, the same number back.…

My mansion tax solution: hit rich foreigners. But no one else

14 September 2013 9:00 am

I am surprised no more attention has been given to Martin Vander Weyer’s suggestion in The Spectator two weeks ago…

A mansion tax that monkeys would understand

12 September 2013 1:00 pm

I am surprised no more attention has been given to Martin Vander Weyer’s suggestion in The Spectator two weeks ago…

Think fracking’s bad for the countryside? Just look at farming…

31 August 2013 9:00 am

I’m off to Balcombe this weekend. In fact I might even carry a placard and paint my face with a…

Meet the real scourge of the English countryside

29 August 2013 1:00 pm

I’m off to Balcombe this weekend. In fact I might even carry a placard and paint my face with a…

Never seen the need for a class system? Take a long-haul flight

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Usually it is annoying when you have to board an aeroplane via a shuttle bus rather than an airbridge. The…

A touch of class

15 August 2013 1:00 pm

Usually it is annoying when you have to board an aeroplane via a shuttle bus rather than an airbridge. The…

Why the NHS is like a kitten

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Of all the strange behaviours of the rich, owning horses long struck me as the most bizarre. A horse, when…

Why the NHS is like a kitten

1 August 2013 1:00 pm

Of all the strange behaviours of the rich, owning horses long struck me as the most bizarre. A horse, when…

Rory Sutherland: Don't abolish The Knowledge

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Now that most taxi drivers use satnavs, should ‘the Knowledge’ be abolished? Shouldn’t we ditch the requirement that all London…

A question of trust

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

Now that most taxi drivers use satnavs, should ‘the Knowledge’ be abolished? Shouldn’t we ditch the requirement that all London…

Why I’m hiring graduates with thirds this year

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Whenever I return to my old university, I am always struck by how incredibly focused, purposeful and studious everyone seems…

This year, I’m hiring graduates with thirds

4 July 2013 1:00 pm

Whenever I return to my old university, I am always struck by how incredibly focused, purposeful and studious everyone seems…

Why does anyone drink wine?

6 June 2013 1:00 pm

You will be scandalised by the suggestion, of course, especially those of you who spend several hours every week drinking…