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Making the central bank a people’s bank

April 20, 2017 - 16:49 -- Admin

Some of you will have seen my article in the Saturday Paper. I can only tease you with 150 words from it here. Then you’ll need to read it on the Saturday Paper’s site.

As the financial crisis continued wreaking its havoc in late 2010, Mervyn King, who, as Governor of the Bank of England, sat at the apex of the banking system, made this observation: “Of all the many ways of organising banking, the worst is the one we have today.”

How to not need to drag passengers off plans

April 13, 2017 - 15:37 -- Admin

On the assumption that everyone in the online universe has now viewed the video of the United Airlines passenger being dragged off his flight, a brief observation about United’s deeply evil nature failure of problem-solving skills.

Almost all airlines overbook, because a fairly predictable percentage of people don’t turn up for their flight. The problems start on that unusual or just unlucky day when you find a much higher-than-normal percentage of passengers turn up.

Vale John Clark

April 10, 2017 - 11:52 -- Admin

John Clark died yesterday,   a very sad day, he will be greatly missed RIP.

This is my all time favorite piece of satire.  Am sure that  troppo can come up with more.