Posts Tagged ‘ Economics ’

Getting excited about free trade

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

      This is the thrilling thing about “Apps” on Mobile phones. Apps  and Web services are playing their part in opening up everybody-wins opportunities.   Dramatic and sometimes world-saving developments in areas such as water purification, medicine, transport, education and learning offer great promise – to mention a small sample from a long
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Greece and Hope

Sep 16th, 2013 | By
Greece has views, and views

    Greece: Do we, Greeks, have any hope?   [Question and answer originally published on Quora.com – September 14, 2013 ]   Absolutely you do. Just not as soon as we’d all like for you. With one of the best known collections of topographic and scenic beauty, wonderful history that’s still visible, one of
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Greece – what you really need to know….at long last! (part 1)

May 16th, 2012 | By
Bye bye or hello !?

I should inform, or remind you, here that Greece has suffered governments of “alternating liars” for 20 years. Only those living in cloud cuckoo land believe the “usual suspects”.   When a nation wakes up to realize it has been governed by a democratic impersonation of corrupt despots, it looks messy, as it does now.
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Economy Nuggets Number 2

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

On answering a request to give my opinion upon a stock market analyst’s report about a fall in Amazon.com stock, I wrote: “ It is a classic example of classic stock analysis that is likely to be reliable as often (possibly less so ) as it is unreliable. Much that the author mentions makes sense
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Economics nuggets 2

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

UK Economy and Banks – Two people ask for help, one is drowniing he other thirsty, the water will be given to the drowning




Nixon and gold and the future – comment by Roger Ellman

Aug 25th, 2011 | By
Gold coin

Nixon and gold and the future [ As commented on the World Future Society article “Richard Nixon, futurist: how good was his foresight regarding the end of the gold standard?” ]   I would summarize Nixon’s removal of the dollar from the gold standard as handing the control of the value of currency in “toto” to
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Economy Nuggets – Number 1

Aug 19th, 2011 | By

The economies of much of the world continue to demonstrate falling numbers, weakness and susceptibility of any and every strain, at any piece of bad news or minor change of sentiment. Today gold has reached (perhaps it will fall leaking gains or rise to excite new cries of “how high” ) 1862 dollars per ounce.
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CappuccinoIndex by Roger Ellman

Jul 29th, 2011 | By
The Cappuccino Index by Roger Ellman

This is the candidate to replace the 25 year old Economist Big Mac index This is the new index! A combined measure of a (single/short/small size) cappuccino served both IN and for Take-Out/Take-away in each country. The IN and Take Out combination serves to reduce factors such as VAT for IN service, increased charges especially
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