Category Archives: Finance and Economics

Papeles de Panamá

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When the news of that Panama’s legal firm helping people to hide their money surfaced, at first I thought – Only a tip of the iceberg. On second thought I realised that that … Continue reading

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Good news

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th February, 1976 : Soviet T-54 tanks, driven by Cuban troops, and backed by MiG fighter planes, are sweeping all before them as they drive into southern Angola, stronghold of the anti-Marxist and Western-backed … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 11th February, 1908 : Thomas Alva Edison, the prolific American inventor, has settled a long-running dispute over one of his most ingenious devices, the motion picture projector. The inventor of phonograph, the carbon telephone … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 7th January, 1917 : Last year was a boom year for the United States – the most prosperous in the country’s history. As part of the war effort, the mass production methods that have … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd October, 1920: Not only is it now unlikely that Australia will see much of the £100,000,000 it hoped for in war reparations, but Britain says we owe it £42,695,000, with five percent interest, … Continue reading

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Work, women, work

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Work for the greater glory of global economy and defeat sexism at the same time! Malicious gnomes of The Economist, for decades fastidiously promoting the global rule by the rich and the … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th August, 1963 : Australia and Japan signed an historic new trade agreement in Tokyo today that will pave the way for a much greater exchange of goods between the two countries. It is … Continue reading

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The Golden Calf

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Whatever Moses might had been trying to do, following the higher directive, he has not succeeded, not even, and some would say particularly, with his compatriots, Egyptian asylum seekers, tired of making bricks … Continue reading

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Warmed up souvlaki

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The bankers, or rather some bankers, worry, many financial journalists worry, because everybody and his bitch (normally a dog, but no misogyny here…) is now an expert on finance, especially the Greek/EU … Continue reading

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The Greek theatre

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The world’s attention is still on the Greek summer pantomime, the Chinese economy goes through its own “readjustments“ and Australia is still borrowing $100 million a day. All is normal, nothing to worry … Continue reading

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Borrow, borrow, till you drop

Ludwig von Gress More than $35bn was wiped off the Australian stock market …. the looming rendezvous with destiny in the Hellenes… Greek banks remain closed today and all this week. One Athenian: “How can something like this happen without … Continue reading

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Perhaps a donkey?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Flicking through some TV news channel I noticed comrade Varoufakis getting out of the car on the way to yet another EU meeting where he was trying to explain why German taxpayers owe … Continue reading

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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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