Tag Archives: inequality

Falling Off The Edge

A book by Alex Perry, foreign correspondent with Time Magazine, published in 2008. It’s an account (sometimes self-promoting, but then considering the extremes to which he has gone in the service of his trade, it’s not hard to forgive him … Continue reading

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hard times in Greece, and how to survive them

The Guardian had a story about a guy in Patras who has been so hard hit by Greece’s current troubles that he could no longer support his ten children and had turned four of them in for care. Sad, yes, … Continue reading

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Crisis Economics

I just finished a book of this name by Nouriel Roubini (famous for predicting the 2008 crash) and Stephen Mihn. It’s hardly a work of art, and in places quite dreadfully written (how about this for a string of cliches: … Continue reading

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Christmas cheer

apparently the pope has been complaining about the glitter of Christmas. Perhaps he’s just jealous. But have you seen his hat?

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government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich

On the plane to Athens I read The Big Short by Michael Lewis, an account of the sub-prime debacle. It lionises the few who bet against sub-prime and won big, in the process demonstrating that many of those on the … Continue reading

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck is a small city in the mountains, built around the Inn river, which flows swiftly through the town. Although it’s beautiful, you wouldn’t want to fall in, or you would probably get swept away pretty quickly and drown… Innsbruck … Continue reading

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