Women: Economic Ruin

Women! There are more on this planet than men. They live longer than men on average. They make up over half of the US population (50.8%) and they stand for 46.9% of the US labor force today. Three of the most powerful people in the world today are actually women. Janet Yellen, at the head…

10 Predictions for 2014

Some have dreamt of it, others have only imagined it. Now Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading specialist and investment advisor has released its ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for 2014. They fully admit that the probability of any of them coming to fruition is rather low. But, that hasn’t stopped them making them. Be outrageously provocative and…

The Arrogance of Silicon Valley

Call it what you will. Arrogance is overbearing pride, the self-importance of being superior and a public display of haughtiness that knows no bounds. We have the overt showy pride right here in our own back yard in Silicon Valley. The arrogant bigots that have made a fast buck on a techy idea have forgotten…

Water and Agriculture

It’s like a futuristic film with hoards of evil masses of people, poverty-stricken, living off the land, while the rich and wealthy continue to lord it, served to their hearts content and just raking it in, while the others hardly get enough to eat and drink. Yes, the resources of the planet are finite for…

Mandela and Obama: Millions of Miles Apart

It’s always astonishing how funerals and memorial services can do two things to people. They make platform for public show and then they provide the opportunity for public speaking that knows no bounds in the hope that they will be remembered for eternity. Something that state funerals and public mourning have more than that is…

Volcker Rules, or Does He?

The Volcker Rule that has been released as approved today believes that it’s the world’s answer to protecting the clients against bankers’ fraudulent speculating on the financial markets. But, if you were to believe that, then you are probably married to Mary Poppins and the next President will be Dick Van Dyke, which will probably…

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