America – land of the giant monopolies

In an article entitled “The problem with profits” The Economist of March 23rd virtually agrees with American protestors who say that the whole American political and economic system, once so vibrant and competitive, is broken (amazing, but refreshing, coming from the rather right- wing Economist). The article does, however, add something which gets little comment …

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Trump and the Russians: a simple explanation?

We now know that Trump’ income last yeat was $598 million.  The question is – is this sufficient to cover the interest payments owed to the Russians on their extensive loans?  I have a theory that the Russians were very nervous about Trump’s finances, and helped him win the election, knowing that he would make …

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Best of the Week #2

Thanks to the positive feedback I received for the first Best of the Week, I’m pleased to announce it will feature every Sunday on the Epicurus Blog. Initially it was only going to be about newspaper op-eds, but anything of interest- political or otherwise- may be recommended here. And what a week it’s been, with both …

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History’s greatest, most long-running robbery

Most robberies are done and over quickly. Depending on the nature of the theft the timescale could be anything from a few moments for a spontaneous bag-snatch to the month or so it takes, with lawyers in tow, to rob a contractor who has, in good faith, refurbished one of your hotels and isn’t being …

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