A Weekly Miscellany
Dear <<First Name>>,
With a remarkable amount happening during a week when the northern hemisphere is usually priding itself on heading beachward ho, I noticed a series of articles that were both intriguing and I thought deserved a wider audience.
For those on the beach, you may have missed the fact that the conjuring troupe the Mediocre
have spurred a lot of comment on their, daft, insular, regressive proposal for a Tobin tax aka a death wish on the European markets.
The Adam Smith Institute discuss the topic here:
Chart of the Week
Meanwhile, the ‘winners and losers amongst nations from recession so far are as follows, neatly encapsulated by The Economist::
...Although I harbour an inclination that chart is scheduled to move somewhat dynamically in the near future!
Meanwhile, for those who think the trouble was just amongst those jostling for trainers and tvs (interestingly book shop looting was apparently non-existent in the UK’s recent plebian pillage- fest), Peter Oborne hits the nail on the head about Britain’s giddy decline towards the third world (unless it can be stopped):
Finally, a splendid piece for all us road warriors on a Foreign Minister’s digital travel bag:
Overall feedback was utterly unanimous on one issue: the Euro is toast unless somebody can actually demonstrate an element of leadership and indeed a dose of realism too. On the
other hand, some dissenting voices were heard for dear old blighty, essentially along the lines of ‘recent events have handed the advantage back to those who want a civilised society and nota politically correct crippled state of mediocrity...we’re about to take comand and rebuild a better Britain!’
Well all I can say is I sincerely hope this is the case, although I am not confident.
Just in case you missed it at the time, I was on RT News
applauding the logical stance of the Czech and Polish governments in giving the Euro a wide berth for now...
New Web Site
Elsewhere The Frontier Financier web site is up and running with a load of postings from not just this newsletter but also many other online analyses and so forth, you can have a look here: frontier financier
From totalitarianism in Australian digital media to the Euro and just why Schumpeter can be your friend just as much as ‘the trend’ this promises to be a busy week - stay tuned, it is as
always a pleasure talking at you.
Meanwhile enjoy the links above and let me know what else you fancy reading in the near future and we’ll keep an eye out for good reading related to finance, as well as my own missives of course!