Category Archives: Finance and Economics

Panda economy

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger That iconic Chinese animal, an aggressive, merciless dragon, is being pushed to the meme background for the benefit of myopic sinophiles and replaced by seemingly benign panda. The animal was originally omnivore, but … Continue reading

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Ambitious Trump

Read more in today’s Zero Hedge.

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Childless in charge

  “Angela Merkel used to say that “the European Union is about 5% of the world’s population, about 25% of its GDP, and about 50% of global welfare spending.” The real data is more concerning. The European Union is: 7.2% of the … Continue reading

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The former land of free enterprise

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger People create myths for various, mostly self- aggrandising reasons; and for the lack of reasoning ability and the visceral disdain of inconvenient facts, maintain them. Thus Americans mostly believe that they are … Continue reading

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Obama’s legacy

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The clock is ticking

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger John Locke (1632 – 1704 ) – “I answer, such revolutions happen not upon every little mismanagement in public affairs. Great mistakes in the ruling part, many wrong and inconvenient laws, and all … Continue reading

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The Slide

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I recall a debate with a friend a long time ago about the Left propagandists enamoured by the demise of manufacturing and the rise of “service industry”. How ‘service’ could be called industry … Continue reading

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Going in the right direction

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The cheerful explanation here – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-02/welfare-new-work

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Attack of Fresh Green Asparagus

Paul Jacko Glancing through the list of television programmes one would think that food is important. Yes, I know, I eat too, sometimes. (see F/Chaos – Fraudulent Food and Victuals Warfare) But watching some ‘expert’ cooking? Perhaps the TV moguls … Continue reading

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Amerika Amerika

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The budget a la Chávez

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Last week Australians suffered the ignominy of another meaningless Federal Budget cobbled by the politicians increasingly desperate to get re-elected. So the agile and so innovative Turnbull came up with an increase of … Continue reading

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If only it was that simple

Turn off for thirty years, perhaps?

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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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