Category Archives: Finance and Economics

State of the nation

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Lights out

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “The lights are going out all over Africa, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” This, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet been said. (What the British … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th February, 1921 : The Allied reparations bill has been received “with pain and indignation”, a German Government spokesman told the Reichstag on Wednesday. Reparations on the scale demanded by the Allies would lead … Continue reading

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What’s sexist about that?

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Yet another elections

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Yes, Queensland state will have one. As opposed to an erection, which is generally considered to be good, satisfying and occasionally fruitful, compared to the forthcoming farce, deceptively called a democratic process. I … Continue reading

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Sad slide

  In 1950 Australia’s GDP was fifth in the world; after USA, Switzerland, New Zealand and Venezuela. Ten years later, in 1960, we were ninth, and in 2012 thirteenth, just ahead of Spain (which happened to be fifteenth in 1960). … Continue reading

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Europe’s crisis

Ludwig von Gress The year 2015, for the rapidly diminishing civilized parts of the world, does not seem to start well. With Africa just about written off despite Michelle’s hash-tags; and with USA reeling under the Obama’s executive whip, hardly … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th December, 1945 : Two new bodies were created today to help avoid another world depression like that of 1930s. The International Monetary Fund will maintain stable exchange rates through a world currency pool. … Continue reading

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Green-scum protests

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Or is just about to. The latest environmental horror in their eyes is the geothermal energy – I am not joking. I am certain that when finally it would appear that the solar … Continue reading

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Circus coming to town

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger We have to endure global warming, global cooling, meaningless elections, global financial crisis, global economic recovery, rampant corruption and now on top of all that Obama and his Armoured Security Divisions are coming … Continue reading

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Only Caja Madrid?

Antisthenes the Younger The recent news from Spain could make one pine for Islamic Sharia law, were one so inclined, where, allegedly, thieves lose a hand for the first offence, and other body parts for the subsequent ones. I write … Continue reading

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Oily games

Ludwig von Gress While Obama is worried what effect the Islam and Ebola crisis will have on his golf game; and the politicians play the blame game for everything under the sun, some noticed the recent behaviour of the world’s … Continue reading

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Christine who?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger For ordinary denizens of this world she is just a name somewhere on the periphery of important matters, a name like Obama, Abbott, Oprah or Aadwark. The sport-minded people may recall her from … Continue reading

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Minimal wage scam

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  I noticed the McDonald (fast food factories) strikes in US recently, in support of the Obama’s push for an increase in the minimum wage. As always, we should ask – cui bono? One … Continue reading

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More human rights for some

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  The water in Detroit is again free, or perhaps not. (Another incorruptible US Federal judge is about to decide) Detroit, a formerly flourishing city in America, is now the perfect, tangible, i.e. bricks … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th May, 1938 : Half the city of Cardiff was sold for £20 million today in the biggest property deal in British history. The property comes from the estate of the Marquess of … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)   14th May, 1986 : The Australian dollar plunged three cents against US currency today after the Federal Treasurer, Paul Keating, bluntly warned that unless industry became more competitive Australia was destined to … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st May, 1975 : A diminutive nun wearing shabby grey cardigan has arrived in Melbourne to continue her life’s work of looking after the poor. The almost-mythical Mother Theresa, saviour of the lonely … Continue reading

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Migrate now

 

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Dunkirk Redux

 ..from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger If any example is needed to show how rotten the political systems in semi-democratic countries became, the following story would be it. This is from the formerly Great Britain, courtesy of The Daily … Continue reading

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