Economics

Why you should quit politics (And embark on a much more effective path to liberty)

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

GUEST ARTICLE By Kaleb Matson     The political process as a means to liberty has been about as effective as socialism as a means to prosperity. In this article I’m going to argue that if your goal is liberty, electoral politics is the last path you should consider. Then I will suggest a far
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CROWDFUNDING RESOURCES

May 28th, 2012 | By

An introductory list: Crowdfunding and finance  sources and resources – mostly for early stage and startup businesses, but often appropriate for smaller companies seeking finance to expand. Some include specific seed stage funding activity and connected areas [ Always do your own Due Diligence! ]: Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com Symbid http://www.symbid.com Sprouter http://www.sprouter.com Springwise http://www.springwise.com Crowdcube (UK)
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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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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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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




Amazon, Apple, markets and Tablets of desire

Sep 30th, 2011 | By

I have only seen basic stuff on the Fire, Amazon’s newly launched tablet) I say Fire away – because I am sure it will be good and yes I do think both will go forward and both will build sales I believe also that Apple will not have been resting on its laurels and will
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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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