Maple-suckers

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Sometimes what you read makes your eyes pop out of your head. And, no, it isn’t the salacious gossip about Justin Bieber and his...

People Are Worrying Far Too Much About Corporation Tax

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This idea of a digital tax to replace corporation tax is a bad one. Simply because corporation tax itself is a bad tax. The...

The Problem With Modern Monetary Theory – Explained For Children So MMT Enthusiasts Can...

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This is a rather good explainer for children about what happens if a country decides it can get richer just by printing a lot...

It Was Always Trivially Obvious That The Brexit Financial Services Deal Would Be Done

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Glory Be, we are saved, Britain's financial services industry won't be cut off from the European markets. All of which is akin to that...

Two Absurd Claims About Lending And The Great Crash

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The Observer's business editorial really outdoes itself today with two fallacious claims about bank lending and recessions, crashes and even the Great Crash. It...

Blimey, Banks Close Branches In Poor Places, Not Rich Ones

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The Guardian seems to have a certain difficulty in understanding what a bank is, what a bank is for, here. It's a mechanism by...

The Problem With Peer To Peer Lending

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There's only the one major problem with peer to peer lending. It doesn't work. The peer-to-peer industry has been dealt another blow after lending firm...

The Chicken Coop

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  We love eggs but wouldn’t bother to keep chickens in order to get any. We prefer to buy them in the supermarket. But absent...

Many Theories Are Right About – Because There Are Many Reasons For – Investing

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There are myriad theories concerning the hows and whys of peoples' investing. It's extraordinarily difficult to narrow it all down to one or two...

If Only Stefan Stern Knew What He Was Talking About

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I know, big surprise, columnist in The Guardian in not a clue shocker. But this is more than just the whining of some other...