Of Course Kraft Heinz Bonds Did Better Than Stocks, Seriously, Good Grief

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In the annals of investment reporting this comes along as one of those no stercore* Sherlock moments. The bonds didn't fall as far as...

Everest Congestion Proves That Competition Really Does Kill

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It's a standard assertion of those who would plan our lives for us that the chaos of simple market competition kills people. That's why...

Aluminium Might Not Be The Right Export Industry For Ghana

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It's entirely true that Ghana has substantial bauxite reserves and it's equally true that economic wealth is built by moving up the value chain,...

Quasimodo Singed, Esmeralda Missing As Notre Dame In Flames

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Notre Dame Cathedral has gone up in flames, bringing down the roof and the spire. Varied potential jokes present themselves in embryo - Quasimodo...

Another Polio Officer Shot Dead In Pakistan – We Do Want To Kill Off...

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That we have our own problems with the anti-vaccine crowd is obvious enough. Those who fail to understand what a bitch Mother Nature is,...

How Addis Ababa Should Profit From The New River Development Project

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Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia, is committing to cleaning up two of the riversides that flow through the city. That might be good, that might...

That Particularly Awful Australian Real Estate Ad

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Given that the style gurus at The Guardian tell us that this is indeed particularly awful we bring it to your attention: There's a certain...

Fancy Killing People For a Living? Sri Lanka’s Advertising For Hangmen

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Perhaps you're a psychopath who enjoys the terror on peoples' faces as they understand they're just about to die. Possibly you're a well meaning...

An Excellent Distinction – Nigeria Is Oil Dependent, Not Oil Rich

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Within economics there are two closely related ideas, the resource curse and Dutch Disease - Nigeria suffers from both of them. These two together...

The Obvious Reason Most Americans Pay Taxes – Tax Rates Are Low

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The Atlantic runs a piece of that gee, whizz, what could possibly explain this stuff idiocy. The subject under discussion being why Americans seem...