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Ken Plum: The Circumlocution Office

Cynics of government will find a delight in reading Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit, especially Chapter 10 “Containing the Whole Science of Government.” “The Circumlocution Office was (as everybody knows without being told) the most important Department under Government. No public...

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Stop the Presses | Bah, humbug

Bah, humbug, gets a bad rap. You want to think, as you’ve been taught since childhood, that the bah, humbuggers among us have an irrational distaste for the yuletide season. The way we even say it – Bah! Humbug! –...