Category Archive: Views & Commentaries

Being Rich When Everyone Else is Richer = Inequality = Get Ready For the Rich Tax

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Hey, I think we are all being very unfair to Janet Yellen. Because most of us are richer (or not poorer) and a lot of people could be a lot poorer if not… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – Is 1905 a bear trap?

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“…The European Commission is reportedly threatening to use new powers to reject France’s 2015 budget for missing deficit-reduction targets. It would be the first use of the commission’s authority to police national budgets,… Continue reading

The Changing Face Of Employment & The Lost Purpose Of Life

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Fantastic headlines which managed to wipe the October blues away in one clean sweep for the USD rally to continue unchallenged. The feedback from all professional fronts on the latest American job numbers… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – corrupting America’s ‘Praetorian Guard’?

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“…The Praetorian Guard wasn’t the only elite unit to protect Roman rulers. Early emperors also relied on the Imperial German Bodyguard, a special corps of Germanic tribesmen native to the Rhine River region.… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – the first case of Ebola in USA

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  “…On 24 September the patient began developing symptoms of Ebola, which can include high fever, vomiting, diarrhea and in serious cases internal and external bleeding…” “…On 26 September the patient sought treatment… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – Is Comet Siding Spring going to be a bad omen?

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“…Comets have inspired dread, fear, and awe in many different cultures and societies around the world and throughout time. They have been branded with such titles as “the Harbinger of Doom” and “the… Continue reading

Food For Thought : China’s New BFF – Malaysia ? Boleh ? No Way ?

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A moment of silence for all on board MH370. We would hardly expect China Malaysia ties to be rosy after what has been condemned as a badly handled aeronautical mishap although I cannot… Continue reading

Feeling Good About Inflation Vis-à-Vis Affordability

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We get told daily that the developed world is falling into deflation. Europe, or rather the European Central Bank, is so worried about it that they saw it necessary to penalise savers with… Continue reading

Market Thoughts – Preparing to Hyperventilate

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I am aware that I will score No Brownie Points for saying I respect Vladimir Putin, albeit grudgingly, but I have been watching him for a while now, since Syria last year and… Continue reading

When Is A Child A Commodity ? Economics Of Parenthood

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I am in a pensive mood as far as child rearing is concerned. In a flight of fancy, or call it a mid day reverie, as I battle a white flyand thrip infestation,… Continue reading