Articles by Tom Arms

Capitalism—New Lease of Life?

The resounding defeat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has revived the cries for “Responsible Capitalism.” Corbyn is a not so thinly-disguised old style socialist. He…


New Year, Bad Start

2020 was never going to be a good year. A veritable armoury of Damocles swords hangs over us—Brexit, Ukraine, impeachment, tariffs, the cohesion of the…


That Time of Year

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean the season of good will, holly, mistletoe, reindeer, white-bearded elves, and midnight mass. I mean…


Dealing with Lies

The problem with that belief is that it undermines the very foundations of democracy. If you cannot believe your elected representatives than what is the…


Whither NATO?

“The most successful military alliance in history” is one description. Another is “brain dead.” And a third is “obsolete.” The fact is that all the…


The Laffer Curve

It is an economic model called the Laffer Curve and it is reeks of common sense and good economic stewardship. It is also being studiously…


Losing Face

It is meant to be a Chinese thing. Face is very important. A western synonym might be a combination of pride and credibility. At any…


Trump is Right

Trump is right. He is wrong about most things and there is insufficient space to list them all in this article. But he is bang…


Trump the Pushover

Donald Trump likes to portray himself as strong man. A hard, tough man who stands up to the rest of the world, tweets it like…


While We Are Divided

Russian President Vladimir Putin may not have actively colluded with Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential campaigns. He may not have plotted with the…