The Stooges are Running the Show, Obama

It might have been the Republican shutdown (according to one person at the White House, at least). It might have been the fault of the Syrian leader Bachar Al-Assad gassing his people with chemical weapons. It might have been the National Security Agency that listened in on our conversations and tapped our mails, while intercepting…

Bitcoin Bonanza

Five years ago it was worth $0. Then, a month and a half ago it went to $150 a piece. On Monday it shot to over $600. On Tuesday, the value rose to over $900, meaning a 6, 445%-increase in value since the start of the year. It plummeted to $531 at midday today and…

Banks: The Right Thing to Do

When the US shutdown sent shivers and ripples through the financial markets in October with the fear that the federal government would end up defaulting on the repayment of its debts, the banks decided to set up contingency plans. It turns out that JP Morgan and other banks decided that in the event of the…

Apple Curry Favors India

What would you do in the country that has only 4% of its population that earns more than $5 per day to eke out its existence if you wanted to sell in that country? Normally, the laws of economics would tell you to adapt your product to the market show its strengths and provide a…

Solar Panels: Back to the Dark Ages

France’s General de Gaulle once said that the only thing that would unite Europe would be China. At the time he was probably visionary in the knowledge that the Europeans would never unite. There was too much rivalry and there always has been. The British and the French have always been at odds and the…

The Super Rich Deprive Us of Fundamental Rights

We used to say that money made the world go round. But, that was a whole invention from the start of things just to make it look good and to make the world believe that we would not be able to revolve on our axis had the concept of monetary exchange not been thought up.…