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Pessimism overrules logic on our macroeconomic future & this imperils us all

January 18, 2016 - 20:56 -- Admin

I posted this on FaceBook on 27th August, 2015 but current events in world equity markets invite a repost and some further comments. Quote:

“There is hysteria over the alleged “China slowdown”. 7% growth in an economy that has been growing at 8-10% for a decade is substantial growth.

Do the arithmetic.

Company tax basics

December 19, 2015 - 17:03 -- Admin

The discussion of company tax and firms that don’t pay it often seems to me to be confused. Company tax is a tax on profits, on income earned after costs. These profits could be distributed as dividends to shareholders or held in firms as retained earnings and eventually paid out as dividends.

Handbook of the Birds of the World

September 29, 2015 - 17:09 -- Admin

Around 1992 the Spanish wildlife publisher Lynx began its 16 volume Handbook of the Birds of the World.  It is an extraordinary achievement with hundreds of photographers and artists contributing and with a vast amount of general as well as specific ornithological information supplied. It is the only animal family to be completely chronicled in this way and is a major scientific undertaking.