Category Archives: Economics

British Health and Covid-19

Coronavirus is a well understood disease.* There are international strategies in place for meeting the challenges which are presented. Covid-19 is a novel sub-species of a well known disease. Public ignorance, fuelled by governments, has given it lethal qualities which, … Continue reading

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Brexit, Northern Ireland and Unification

The 2016 Brexit referendum aggregated all UK votes into a single total. England’s majority swamped the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish vote, which immediately cast a doubt on the idea of a shared political identity. Brexit’s authority however depended on … Continue reading

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Desirable building land – apply Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Hitler’s nightmare: Henry Morganthau’s plan

Henry Morgenthau was Roosevelt’s Secretary of the Treasury from 1934. To Hitler he epitomised ‘World Jewry’. He was Jewish Wall Street royalty, a close friend and colleague of Roosevelt. He rescued the US economy by ‘Keynesian’ financing of the New … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Factory (Netflix) (2019)

This brilliant documentary won the 2020 Oscar. Unfortunately it’s only on Netflix. If you want to see it sign up for a months free trial and then cancel. The 2008 banking crisis consumed GM’s factory in Ohio. A few years … Continue reading

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Andrew Lansley’s ignorance of risk and the NHS

“The reduction in spare capacity is a management imperative imposed in order to survive the regular scrutiny of analysts and auditors. Increasingly this applies to the public sector and utilities, too. For instance, the stocks of oxygen bottles, bandages, spare … Continue reading

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Is this an Absurdity?

An Authorised Grim Reaper   An Unauthorised Grim Reaper   Comment: Wrecking the economy to protect lives in the C-19 pandemic is entirely laudable but a vaccine will eliminate its lethal potential by 2022. Cigarettes meanwhile will continue killing about 77,000 … Continue reading

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Mount Everest as a business

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Book Review: Timur Vermes ~ The Hungry and the Fat (translated Jamie Bulloch) (2020)

It was a privilege to read this book. Timur is a German author who’s satirised Germany, Europe and the fundamentals of the immigration challenge. The great immigration of 2015 led to huge social and political dislocations in Germany. Timur’s book … Continue reading

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We’re rich because of our ancestors

“At least half of our wealth comes from the ideas and investments of those who are now dead.” https://www.bradford-delong.com/2019/05/yes-societal-well-being-depends-on-a-very-strong-distributional-bias-along-the-lines-of-to-each-according-to-their-need-w.html

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