Britain Finds Excuse to Stay in EU

Imagine the scenario : Cameron makes a promise to tell the EU to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine and then probably yell at the top of his voice: “I want my money back” (sorry David, that one’s already been said, a long time ago now…dead and buried, in fact). Now his back is up…

Top Ten Most Expensive Cities and the Economics of Why!

As the world gets smaller and smaller (because one it’s overpopulated and two because we can whizz around it at the speed of light, or almost, these days) and as we are told that the economy is failing, we should or could be setting our sights on somewhere else to move to. What are the…

Antitrust: Reads Like a Fairytale!

Once upon a time in the good old U.S. of A, way back in the 19th century, there were gigantic companies that were known as trusts. We had trusts for Steel, we had trusts for oil, we had trusts for railroads, and we had trusts for just about everything except trust itself. Trouble with trusts…

Rotten Apple!

There may be a rotten little maggot in Apple wiggling its way out as the EU antitrust-violation commission starts an inquiry after having been contacted by industry participants. Apple’s contracts with EU cellphone carriers are stricter than usual and in the face of popularity of the iPhone, those carriers have had little all else to…

Gas: They Want Our Bacon!

It has just been released that the UK came within 6 hours of seeing itself deprived of its eggs and bacon as gas supplies across the entire country depleted to danger levels on March 22nd. That meant that had it gone below that level and had the country not managed to get that supply flow…

US Outlook Rosier

Inflation, housing, unemployment figures, personal spending and utility bills are all improving across the US. Inflation Inflation increased in March by 0.3%, and in April after adjusting spending forecasts we will see a 0.2% increase. That’s good news for the budgetary constraints of households. It will lead to increased spending all round. May 16th saw…