In my opinion

Shocked! Offended! Outraged! You will be…

Online media has morphed into a multi-headed monster. A monster that routinely lies, distorts and destroys. The truth is trampled underfoot in a reckless search for clicks. Because advertisers buy space on blogs based purely on the number of eyeballs that their message is displayed to. Today’s bloggers are taking their cue from the press […]

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The Government Can Make You Rich…

“I can make you rich” was the immodest title of one of Paul McKenna’s self help books a few years ago. Whether he could or he couldn’t, I suspect that the process would involve lots of hard work, sweat and toil on your part. Not to mention risk, outlay of capital and the ever present […]

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Social Credit – now will you believe me?

Daphne thinks I’m paranoid. I’ve been complaining for years that we are on a slippery slope towards totalitarianism with the combined technology of CCTV cameras, mobile phones, credit cards, Oyster cards and store loyalty cards. ‘They’ can now piece together every place we go, everything we spend money on, every internet search we key in, […]

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The tragedy that triggered an awesome legacy

There’s a school of thought that says ‘be nice to your children because they will choose the care home where you end your days..’. I don’t buy it. At least not for the 1% with significant assets to pass on the next generation. If you’re not careful, you create an entitlement culture that they will […]

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As rich as Crassus – wealth lessons from Ancient Rome.

When did you last see an image of Syria that looked like anything other than a lunar landscape or the result of a nuclear fight between The Donald and the Rocket Man? T’wasn’t always so. If you saw my recent TV programme China’s Trillion Dollar Secret, you may know something of the history of the […]

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How did Ferrari Land become a basket case?

When we have Donald Trump in the White House it’s difficult to criticise political comedians in other countries. But it seems tragically apposite that the biggest share of the vote in the Italian election went to Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement. Around a third of all voters believe that this man and his anti-EU, anti-Euro […]

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