Tag: Economy

It’ll end in tears. If we’re lucky.

The stitch-up fiscal union proposed by Merkozy (cf. Élysée Treaty) is merely a relaunch of the existing Stability and Growth Pact but this time with the teeth and claws necessary to force compliance by defaulters like France weak economies like Greece, nations…

The manpower crisis

Alfin on the search for skilled workers: “There’s a tremendous shortage of skilled workers,” said Craig Giffi, a vice chairman of the consulting firm Deloitte. A recent survey it did found that 83% of manufacturers reported a moderate or severe…

Complain and be heard

When I was younger I used to read the history books about Jews being transported in cattle wagons to the camps and from there to the gas chambers. It horrified me and I could never understand why they would all…

Can Cameron really be this stupid?

Content warning – much like my last one this post has again been written under the influence of a descending red mist and contains more bad language and horrible oaths caused by the latest dribblings of the British Prime Miniscule.…

Come back, Gordon…

Content warning – this post was written under the influence of a descending red mist and contains horrible oaths and general bad language.   All is not forgiven by any means, not even remotely, but when the Cobbleition are doing…

The Micawber principle

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”   Which seems like a sensible way to run a household and even a country, however…

Failure analysis and freedom

Freedom is not only political. The freedom you feel in the workplace is just as immediate to you as your freedom to have a say in the political process. I’m speaking here of the freedom of the employee to speak…