September 23, 2019

Archives for January 2016

You can’t negotiate economics

I recently watched an episode of the British TV show Location, Location, Location. If you haven’t seen it, it is a property show whose presenters are experts at finding the right property. Every week they take on two sets of equally desperate or frustrated property buyers looking for their perfect house. This week the buyers […]

Fuel for thought?

Embed from Getty Images It’s been called many things so far, but ‘Diesel Dupe’ and ‘Dieselgate’ are among the more common monikers given to the Volkswagen (VW) emissions scandal. Germany’s VW is the second largest car maker in the world, behind Toyota. It owns Audi, Seat and Skoda and luxury brands such as Bentley and […]

A sort of consumer report for the underworld

There are many underground markets that do not operate in a transparent manner. These exist in all nations, be they developed or developing. The people engaged in these activities circumvent the regulations that govern our markets of supply and demand. These black markets have the power to wreak havoc globally. Tax revenues will not be […]

Because I’m worth it!

Embed from Getty Images I read an article the other day that speculated that one famous football star, as a result of the sacking of his manager, might be seeking a move. However, the move could cost the suitor club around £150 million, including wages of £300,000 per week after tax. So, for kicking a […]