There is growing evidence that the English are dissatisfied with current arrangements for the territorial government of the UK in general, and England in particular. Why should this be so? Part of the problem is to do with maintaining the continuity of the Ancient and Geographic Counties and their affiliations. As an example, consider the… Read More The dog that finally barked – an English dimension to the country’s institutions of government
Image by sdobie via Flickr This year I read the Millennium Trilogy written by the late Stieg Larsson. The titles of the Books and Films with the same name are: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest; All three books are easy to… Read More The Millennium Trilogy
Cover via Amazon Every few years since 1997 the National Intelligence Council (NIC) has published a report that takes a long-term view of the future. The project’s primary goal is to “provide US policymakers with a view of how the world developments could evolve, identifying opportunities and potentially negative developments that might warrant policy action.… Read More Mapping The Global Future
Image by canada.2020 via Flickr We would all like to understand the reasons behind the recent financial crisis. A recent book by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff is an ideal starting point for any debate on the subject according to Andrew Gamble, who reviewed the book a few years ago. After reading the… Read More Financial Crises – What do they have in common
Image by Getty Images via @daylife These days Bank Tax is a hot topic because governments are trying to regulate financial services after the recent financial crisis that effected almost the whole world. Only closed economies like North Korea and Cuba are potentially immune from the boom/bust nature of the global economy. What caused… Read More Bank Tax
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We are all faced with choices when bringing up children but there are some decisions that we just should not make because the long term consequences can be disastrous. This article from Psychology today lists 5 things that can ruin a childs life.