Weekend Ironies For 1 December
Cannot help it. It has been an entertaining weekend in headlines.
Chinese wife scratches car at motor show to force her husband to buy it.
>> The funny part is HER REASON – THAT HE LOOKS YOUNGER THAN HER !!
Wife calls $33 million divorce payout ‘disgraceful’
>> It must be good to feel so entitled. Cannot empathise with her at all after having paid my share.
Faith amongst Americans in each other is at the lowest level in four decades.
“Distrust, on the other hand, seems to encourage corruption. At the least, it diverts energy to counting change, drawing up 100-page legal contracts and building gated communities……
Trust has declined as the gap between the nation’s rich and poor gapes ever wider, …. and more and more Americans feel shut out.”
>> If the UK stats are anything to go by, religious faith is not exactly soaring as well.
Some people are just too stupid to get on in life, Boris Johnson claims.
>> He clearly has not read the Bloomberg article on social and income mobility and that your income tier is more likely than ever to be the same as your father’s in the world these days.
Climate Change : Nearly 1,000 Record Low Temperatures Set vs 17 Record Highs
>> Same thing to me. Global warming or cooling – both bad ?
Nearly 1 in 2 Syrian refugee families living outside a camp rely entirely or partly on income generated by a child
>> The adage that the children always suffer most has never been more true.
Institutional investors and asset managers still keen to pour money into emerging markets despite a turbulent year
>> Do not know who is lying – the banks or the investors because the latest EM data shows we will end the year with a first outflow. Well, we do need some greater fool to take over the pot.
Europe’s inflation has for the first time since the start of Eurozone fallen below Japan’s : Business Insider
>> Has anyone seen the EURJPY new record ? Throw away the textbooks !