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The Sage of Twickenham

Book Review: The Storm, by Vince Cable, and After the Storm, by Vince Cable I picked up After the Storm in a work book sale before Christmas, and it seemed a good idea to re-read the first installment. That turned … Continue reading

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The Blind Watchmaker

Book Review: The Truth About Markets – Why Some Nations are Rich, but Most Remain Poor, by John Kay I found this book quite patchy; some of it is very well written, but several key sections failed to really keep … Continue reading

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The Book of St Vincent

Book Review: The Storm, by Vince Cable This might have been an opportunistic publication, but for the most part it doesn’t show that it’s been put together in a hurry. Cable keeps it short and tries to cover a lot … Continue reading

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The End of The Pier Show (and other shops)

I shall write about my Christmas soon, but for now, shopping. I ventured out today, and found the shops busy, but not insanely so. I appear to have attained the age where I consider most things “on sale” to be … Continue reading

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DoomWatch

While kharin‘s boss continues with the long-hours culture, and I work in an environment in which there is no authority and the humour seems to be getting increasingly bitter and ugly, the BBC brings us DoomWatch. It’s useful to have … Continue reading

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Cod Wars

“The Icelandic government, believe it or not, have told me yesterday they have no intention of honouring their obligations here,” said Mr Darling. It seems that the story has changed through the day, but that is rather unambiguous and undiplomatic … Continue reading

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Laissez-faire

So, from what I heard on Channel 4 News this evening, it sounds as if the government is going to part-nationalise most of the banks tomorrow. I wonder if this is what the Great She-Elephant had in mind when she … Continue reading

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