Category Archives: News and views

My thoughts about current events and items in the news.

7 billion and counting

7 billion mouths to feed. In 1798, Thomas Malthus presented his fear that eventually we would all starve to death. His theory was that food supply was a natural brake on population increase. As agriculture would improve, it would allow … Continue reading

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Why the Euro will never succeed

What a great idea the Euro is. Getting rid of all those minor currencies and joining to produce one major currency to compete with the dollar and yen and making Europe a major economic player was an excellent idea. And … Continue reading

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The real Steve Jobs legacy

What is Steve Jobs’ real legacy? What does the Apple brand really mean around the world, especially in the sweatshops and mines, where people slave to produce them? Was Steve Jobs a saint? One might think so, judging by tsunami … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street – you are the top 1%

We need economic change, but are we prepared for it? There is no doubt that the western economies are in a mess. We are right to want change, and occupying the financial centres is probably as good a way as … Continue reading

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Should Euromillions be part of the UK deficit strategy?

Why not win our way out of recession? Ok, so I didn’t win £100 million this week. But haven’t we done well? It only seems a few weeks ago that Colin and Christine Weir strolled off with £161 million. In … Continue reading

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