Households Spooked by Financial Markets

Once upon a time it was only fear that we had to fear and nothing itself according to Franklin D. Roosevelt. The financial crisis managed to do many things, but one thing it did and that it is still doing after all these years is that it has scared the pants of households throughout the…

Sugar Rush is on

At one time it was the Gold Rush that obsessed everyone as there were screams and shouts to be heard of ‘there’s gold in them there hills’. Now, it’s sugar that is creating the buzz in the investment world. Sugar is the new gold and gold is so yesterday anyhow. It’s the acquisition of sugar…

Human Capital: Switzerland or Yemen?

What would you say to working in either Switzerland or Yemen? The choice wouldn’t take too long to ponder over I guess when it comes to providing a healthy environment in which factors that would lead to long-term economic success that might be taken into consideration. Human Capital Index The World Economic Forum (WEF) has…

Wonderful President of USA and Munchkins

The Chief Economist at Citi Willem Buiter has said today on CBC in an interview that the fiasco over the US budget and the lack of money is nothing more than irresponsible on all political wings and that the country is being run by Munchkins in the Land of Oz.  Most of us will agree…

Media Forgets: Rouhani’s Spots Won’t Change

Turning over new leaves and all that stuff is great if you believe that your true nature can be changed. But, leopards rarely change their spots and Iranian spots are just as indelible as any others in the world. Rouhani is being hailed as the new pacifist, the guy we have to chat on the…

USA : Last One to Leave Turn Out the Lights

The USA is turning into a sorry state of affairs. But, it only has itself to blame. The successive governments for the past decades have done nothing but increase the debt ceiling in the country. The successive Presidents have done nothing but see their own personal interest and the vote-winning policies of spend, spend, spend.…