Ben Bernanke - Hocus Pocus or Hokey-Pokey?

I’m sorry but the game (and I am sure that you will all agree) is becoming rather tiresome with boorish Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve. I have the distinct impression that either he is doing the hokey-pokey (one foot in, one foot out, except it’s the markets that are getting shaken all about) or…

Time-Bombs Ready to Explode

This summer, while some people will be sunning themselves on far-off beaches somewhere in secluded spots, maybe it’s time to think about the fact that there are three time-bombs ticking away today ready to explode in the face of the world. It’s not all sunny-skies ahead and no intent to portend doom and gloom, it’s…

Why the EU Has Failed

It has all gone belly up if we look at the EU and we are honest. Yes, they might be trying to paper of the cracks and yes they might be shoving some super strong glue in their to stop everyone pulling in different directions, but if they are really truthful about it, the EU28…

What’s Austerity?

As the EU agrees to fund another bailout deal to help Greece rise from the ashes, providing them with another $8.7 billion in financial aid, the question that begs an answer is: will this have any effect on the austerity that is being imposed on the country. Throwing good money after bad? The condition that…

Water, Water Everywhere - Just Buy it, Don’t Drink it!

If you had the chance right now to see what was going to happen in the ten years or so (and no, I’m not talking about looking into your crystal ball or invoking the spirits from the other side), then what would you do? You couldn’t really miss the opportunity and failing to see that…

Why Are We Still in Debt?

It seems sometimes these days that we (or rather some out there) might have just forgotten the real definition of the word ‘debt’. So, for their benefit: in other words, ‘debt’ is an obligation to pay back or to render something to someone else for a service or good that has been provided. It’s a…