Let’s Downgrade S&P, Moody’s and Fitch For Once

Apparently if we say ‘I have a dream’ it ends up coming true. That’s exactly what we all need to be chanting in unison these days; but this time it’s not about civil-rights recognition but something that is perhaps just as equally important. The rest of the world has had enough of the monopoly of…

France Summons US Ambassador in Snowden Affair

It’s all for play isn’t it when the French Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls summons the US Ambassador? It’s just for the newspeak and the media on the advice of his spin-doctor to swivel the French public around so much that they won’t know what’s hit them. The National Security Agency will hardly be…

US Still Living on Borrowed Time

Dreams usually come to an end when we get to the good part. The juiciest part of the American dream has ended too; except the country will be waking up in the middle of the cold dark night and see itself breaking out into a cold sweat. Isn’t it amazing how the US federal workers…

(In)Direct Slavery: We’re All Guilty

As we sit in our comfortable living rooms, loafing back into our sofas, munching on a bar of chocolate and slurping down the coffee whilst checking the smartphone for message most of us have little idea that the chocolate, the coffee and the smartphone were made by resorting to indirect slavery quite probably. Whether we…

The Nobel Prize: Do We Have to Agree?

Once upon a time the person that ended up with the Nobel Prize for whatever it might have been was always the single person to be left standing on the podium in the number one position. Then in 1974, the Nobel Prize for Economics became the only prize in the world where two people could…

Revolution Costs

It’s obvious that we might sometimes have the impression the freedom has no price on it. But, think again. It certainly might not have a price, but it definitely has a cost. Revolution costs a lot of money it would seem and the recent reports and analyses by the British bank HSBC show that the…