Category Archives: Poverty

Survivorship Bias: The Fantasy of Big Time

The Art of Thinking Clearly is a book by Rolf Dobelli.  It claims to be an international bestseller but I’d never seen it along side all the other self-improvement and management guff during my trawls through airport book shops over … Continue reading

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How does UK compare with Holland? Badly

How does UK compare with Holland?  I’m asked about this once in awhile. To be honest I should be asked this more often by Brits. Because despite the relatively small amount of water between the UK and the Netherlands, the … Continue reading

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We’re the Self Preservation Society

The Self Preservation Society was the theme song of the original “Italian Job” film from 1969.  It rings truer now than ever before as the world is plunged into a bizarre global fight over every scrap of comfort and wealth that … Continue reading

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French Economist Proves What Most Know True: Capitalism is a Rigged Game

Despite the rather feeble nit-picking effort of the Financial Times, French economist Thomas Piketty has done some tremendous work in proving what anyone with their eyes open and without hypocrisy or delusion already knows: capitalism in the form societies have … Continue reading

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Does Zero Hours and No Minimum Wage Actually Make Business Sense?

I once worked in the now demolished Tayside House in Dundee.  This multi-storey block was situated at the end of the Tay Bridge and housed the HQ of Tayside Regional Council in those days.  My 9 to 5 used to … Continue reading

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Why so many are blind to inequality

As an engineer I like to understand how things work.  However maybe unlike many engineers I like to extend this curiosity beyond gadgets and other technical creations and apply it to such things as economics and politics.  These explorations in … Continue reading

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