Monthly Archives: November 2013

Expo 2020

  Even though we see signs all around Dubai advertising the emirates’ bid for the World Expo 2020, very few of us actually know what it is. This post will hopefully expand your knowledge not only of the event, but … Continue reading

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Should we be imposing higher taxes on sugar?

There is clear evidence of the ruinous harm excessive sugar consumption can cause to the body and that most people in the developed world do consume too much sugar. Higher rates of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes can … Continue reading

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The Iranian Dilemma.

Hassan Rouhani’s election to the post of president of Iran in August of this year saw the world, particularly the West, brim with optimism for future talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. Rouhani, unlike his hardliner predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, was … Continue reading

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A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. W.C. Fields

Why Are the Rich Becoming Richer? It’s always been a shock to me how much money some people make. Take footballers, (again the victims of this accusation….sorry) Weekly they make more than most people make in a year. Arsenals forward … Continue reading

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India’s mission to Mars – Red planet, red rival (The Economist)

Big thank you to Neha who pointed out this article from a recent Economist and in particular the comment left by her father in response and which I have copied below. Really insightful and sure to stimulate debate on this … Continue reading

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Overdrive: How America’s Amazing Car Recovery Explains the U.S. Economy

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/09/overdrive-how-americas-amazing-car-recovery-explains-the-us-economy/279413/ There was a time, not so long ago, when cars supposedly personified the American character. Their aggression,  their style,  their independence. In the last 30 years, the automobile has faded slightly in the American imagination, but today the car industry does, in fact,explain … Continue reading

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Crisis: The Japanese economy in peril

‘Japan: The world’s second largest economy’. This is was a well-known fact during the latter 20th and early 21st Centuries. Well, not anymore. It has been overtaken by China, and it is now 4th in the purchasing power parity league. … Continue reading

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China: Truly Communist?

Ever since the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 by Mao Zedong, China has been following a Communist regime. China’s private property and profit-based economy were quickly replaced with public ownership, with the aim of creating a classless … Continue reading

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