Tuesday, 25 July 2017

US sanctions have taken a big bite out of Russia's economy

US Sanction Mania should not really have too big an impact if the economy is managed correctly. So what if a part of the world is becoming a white space on the world map? Before America was discovered Europe did perfectly well, and same can be said of time before China entered the World economy. What is dangerous is the fact that nobody seems to be man (or woman) enough to put a stop to this encroachment promoted by sinister lobbies and 'think tanks' in the United States.
US sanctions have taken a big bite out of Russia's economy

Friday, 14 July 2017

Obsession with Corporate Tax

Not sure about your obsession to lower corporate taxes, it just creates a massive loophole for the 1%. Tax rate should be on a level with income tax, double tax can be avoided with other measures, eg low income shareholders get rebate etc. Investment is sheltered as depreciation reduces tax rates, dishing out money on repurchasing shares is made less attractive. And the foreign cash? just change the tax code, there is no reason to keep the exemption!
Fiscal Policy Dreaming - Scott Grannis Blog

Friday, 7 July 2017

Patents abused - entrenches established players, One Percent

There are lots of patents floating around that don’t represent bona fide inventions.
One Thing You Don't Need Is Stronger Patents - Bloomberg

Monday, 3 July 2017

Should We Fear Jeff Bezos's Growing Empire?

Problem with Amazon is similar to Google - it offers a product but at the same time is a platform, so they should only be allowed to be one or the other. Otherwise they have an inbuilt advantage.
Should We Fear Jeff Bezos's Growing Empire?