Posts Tagged ‘ economy ’

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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NanoBriefing Friday 3 February 2012

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

The other economy. Or you could call it the lemonade stand economy. People just get up and trade something they can offer. It’s so simple.  The way it could be and sometimes, is… A 3 minute read entitled The Speak-Easy Economy by Jeffrey Tucker




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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Coffee at a café in Chippenham, England

Nov 24th, 2011 | By
Chippenham - Cafe with view of shopping opportunities

The girl who reads is here.   The man who recommends something to everyone and usually, but not this morn, wears a jogging outfit is here.   The rather sour-faced server, who is when she summons it up jollier than that, is here.   Through the window I see the shops that are struggling, strung
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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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Don’t bail us out – let us fail

Mar 13th, 2010 | By

We need to look far into the future We need to put our house in order – this is our last chance, so please, don’t lend us any more money. Don’t buy our bonds, don’t give us aid. We need to feel the pain of bankruptcy to correct our ways. You all know how profligate
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How “fair price” led to less revenue for producers

May 22nd, 2009 | By

Lamb on the spit A “freakonimics” example: It is a tradition in Crete to eat lamb for Easter – preferably lamb roasted on a spit. This year, a consumers co-op that runs a chains of super-markets, intervening to help consumers and producers both get a good deal, created an unpredictable result: lack of lamb for
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