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The Ricardian Curse, Margaret Thatcher and North Sea Oil

The Ricardian Curse is normally associated with third world countries who are ‘blessed’ with a bonanza of wealth from natural resources. The ‘curse’ is that sudden increases in wealth negatively impact on the immature countries who often fail to effectively … Continue reading

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Naval Intelligence*: the Royal Navy, 1940

At the end of the campaign, the Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet complained that “it is most galling that the enemy should know just where our ships…always are, whereas we generally learn where his major forces are when they sink … Continue reading

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Norwegian Winds

Norwegian winds bustle in, heavy with cloud Driving rain, sleet and snow, soaking dark forests. Forests entertain Munch vampires kissing violently. His Trees grow loathsome, sullied by treachery. Norwegian winds briefly warm, seductive, caressing Flirting with skirts, ruffling hair, casting … Continue reading

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