Lifecycles of companies

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From our Swindon Correspondent: There are generally, 6 stages in the life of a tech company:- 1. Inception. A couple of smart kids start something in...

Rage Against the Market

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From our Swindon correspondent: Those outrageous prices are all SCALPERS. NO tickets are on sale til THURS 11am your local time (wherever you are) at...

The Proof That Quantitative Easing Works

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The point of quantitative easing was to lower the return on safe assets. That would mean that people interested in an income, in gaining...

China’s The Most Free Market Economy On The Planet At Present Says Tesla

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A fairly bold claim and of course not one that Tesla itself is actually making. But one that can be divined from Tesla's activities....

The Glorious German €643 Million Scam On Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

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Around here we're rather aficionados of the scam. We have to be, having - well, one of us at least - worked in the...

The TV License Is A Tax So Why Not Make It Progressive?

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We're always going to have a progressive tax system even if not every component of it is itself progressive. Quite apart from Adam Smith's...

Unpaid Electronic Labour – Why Not Just Do A Real Job Instead?

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An interesting little window into the whingeing classes here. The complaint is that the workers, the proletariat, are oppressed by the bosses sending them...

Fear Not, The Guardian Has Economics Wrong Again

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So, the bloke who decided to pay all his staff $70k a year, by delving into his own $1 million a year salary. Shrug,...

Dear Marc, It’s Not Building Stuff, It’s The System That Allows Us To Do...

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Marc Andreessen tells us that we have a problem. Which, clearly, we do, in fact we've more than one. The thought that the best...

They’re Not Going To Let Boeing Go Bust

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A useful guide to investing is to ignore whatever politicians tell you. It might even be true that the world will be more equal,...