Bitcoin is in the headlines again and many people are spellbound by the ongoing yo-yo of its value. I find the whole concept distasteful as wealth can be created by a limited few people (relative to the population) who have the requisite geeky abilities to solve the algorithm.
An accountant in business
I've been blogging on my website www.formationsdirect.com for some time with my non-PC view of the world of economics,business and other stuff. If you like to read the views of somebody who doesn't "toe the party line" you've come to the right place. Government cock-ups, financial turmoil , business scandals and people's behaviour - I've got something to say about it , whether you like it or not.
Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw has given his bonus to charity - very nice indeed . However it doesn't mean that corporate wages are lower , does nothing to address the issue of how much a plc boss is worth nor does it lower anybody's utility bills .
It's unbelievable , honestly . The 3 main parties are all united in their opposition to Scotland using the £ in the event of a "yes" vote . If nothing else is achieved out of the exercise it's that politicians are actualy capable of singing off the same hymn sheet. .
Sounds daft doesn't it ? But in today's "grab it and take it" mindset it gets the brain juices going.
Some people by nature are late , late, late and it is water of a duck's back . This really bugs the type A people (like I used to be but no much any more) ) . So the question is whether hiking it up in rapid increments would simply raise wedge more tax or make them file on time ?
So we're no longer the workshop of the world in case you hadn't noticed. But like so much of life there is a cycle and perhaps we're back at the top.
Why is it that every time Ed Miliband opens his mouth about business or money we all come out in spots and yawn ?
Rhetorical question acutally ....
"Labour" and any thing capitalist is like oil and water
Rejoice ! Inflation has dopped to 2% .
Some early morning algebra for Vince Cable and his cronies , themselves immigrants from Cloud Cuckoo Land . I have never been a great fan of minimum wage legislation as it prevents many SMEs , especially micro-enterprises, from expanding .
In case you've been in hibernation lately the political ground has been occupied somewhat by talk of the standard of living. It seems that most people are worse off , which is of course a concern, even if it is necessary to heal the economy.