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Why Care About American Economics?

November 1, 2013 12:00 pm1 comment
Why Care About American Economics?

Economics, economics, economics. That’s what the 2010 UK election was about, and it seems to be the main thrust of the American one. Unemployment and job figures are the battlefield. Gross Domestic Product and AA+ credit ratings are the weapons. The Federal Reserve might be a potential ally, and the […]

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“Thanks for waiting…”

October 17, 2013 2:00 pm0 comments
“Thanks for waiting…”

I feel like my life is one long wait… Waiting for money to appear in my bank account, waiting to get my degree, waiting till I find a better job, waiting in a queue, always waiting! After queuing for over five minutes I start to get a sort of itch […]

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A Reflection On Classical Literature

September 9, 2013 7:18 pm0 comments
A Reflection On Classical Literature

How does one define classical literature? In the same way that one defines classical music? Could classical be replaced with “old?” In this sense, is old being used in the pejorative? An unfortunate consequence of the age in which we live, is that everything is now in easily digestible chunks, […]

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The New Face Of Britain

April 1, 2013 10:05 am2 comments
The New Face Of Britain

The other half and I went down to Greenwich the other day for a little outing marking our fourteen-month anniversary (yes, alright, we know we’re soppy).  Greenwich, for us as for a lot of the people of Britain, is one of the places that, even though the North-of-the-Riverers never venture […]

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Crowd funding, the saviour of British Business?

March 26, 2013 1:59 pm0 comments
Crowd funding, the saviour of British Business?

If you ask any business owner ‘what is the biggest issue they face in these times of austerity’, the most likely response will be: access to capital, or the distinct lack thereof. This, in turn, can have a devastating effect on the wider economy as is often reported in the […]

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A Socialist World is Probable (I): The Bubble Bursts

March 2, 2013 6:01 pm0 comments
A Socialist World is Probable (I): The Bubble Bursts

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 precipitated the revolutionary movements of East European working class. They had been shackled to the Stalinist totalitarian system for more than forty years. Most capitalist commentators claimed that ‘capitalism had won’. The trumpeters of Wall Street and the City of London claimed triumphantly that capitalism […]

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Banker Bonuses Are Too High!

February 14, 2013 5:04 pm5 comments
Banker Bonuses Are Too High!

The Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Stephen Hester will decide whether to take his annual bonus soon and, therefore, set an example for other banker bonuses. In this era of recession and budget tightening, I do believe that he shouldn’t. As the Royal Bank of Scotland is over […]

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Economic situation in EU becomes one of the most widely discussed topics of Davos forum

February 11, 2013 11:47 am1 comment
Economic situation in EU becomes one of the most widely discussed topics of Davos forum

More than 2,500 business leaders and politicians discussed the current economic situation and took part in the annual World Economic Forum (WEF), which ended in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Saturday, January 26. The theme of the meetings was Resilient Dynamism, with the largest number of discussion sessions […]

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