• Pivotfarm
    04/20/2014 - 17:08
    As the audience went from laughter to applause, Vladimir Putin responded to the question that he had just read out on a televised debate in Russia. What was the question?

Joseph Stiglitz

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UK Bubble Trouble and Chinese Confidence





Britain has been popping the champagne corks over the economic recovery that has been announced and the bubbly has been flowing. They might want to leave the EU but, they still import more champagne than any other country.

 


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British Bugbear Banking





Everything flows, it all evolves and nothing remains static. The Lavoisier Universal Law whereby nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything is transformed. 

 


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North Korea: Outsourcing Giant





If there’s one country in the world that you might not think would be at the top of the outsourcing list and the place to send orders to be fulfilled from the West, it would probably have to be North Korea. The world’s most closed economy, that Communist dictatorship.

 


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NSA and Israel





I’ll scratch your back and you can scratch mine is the motto of the National Security Agency according to the latest revelations made about the data stored by the immense surveillance program of the NSA, which routinely provides intelligence data with Israel.

 


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Global Growth and Trade Barriers





Subsistence farming never worked because being self-sufficient was firstly nigh-on impossible and secondly limited as well as being dependent on the climate. 

 


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China Enters Top 10 Currencies





The number 10. From time immemorial it has been a fascination for people around the world, in every culture and in every civilization.

 


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Do You have a ‘Bullshit’ Job?





Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about the guy that moans over his doughnuts and café latte every morning that he hates his job. He hates his boss and he hates the wife and the kids even more and that’s why he still comes into the office

 


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Fear Increases Productivity and the Old





We live in a throw-away world where we don’t repair and as soon as things start looking a bit shabby round the edges and curled up as if they were sandwiches left over from the night before, with the hangover thrown in for good measure, we just bin them. 

 


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Loans: Facebook Friends Mean You’re Creditworthy?





It’s science-fiction but it’s true. The next time you need a loan, it’ll be your friends that will be analyzed to see if you arebone fide enough to borrow the money that the bank is considering lending you and above all if you are able to pay that money back to them.

 


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EU Cars All Conked Out





The Old Continent: Europe. They have always liked to pride themselves on the fact that they were quaint guys living in leafy suburbs and going to work along cobbled streets.

 


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Richest Countries in the World





Wealth has besotted people since time immemorial. It’s accrued, amassed, hidden, stolen and we would even die sometimes for it, or at least knock someone off more than likely to get what they have.

 


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Qatar





Qatar has enough natural gas to make every citizen of the country wealthier than any other in the world. Sheikh Tamim bin Khaifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar is a new ambitious determined leader that plans to make Qatar a prominent country in the world.

 


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Kerry and Assad: Come Dine with Me





Why on earth does the UN Security Council still exist when the rules and regulations that the people who have the right to veto set up in the first place are dumped just as quick as you can say Bachar al-Assad?

 


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Chemical Weapons: Hoax!





The newspapers of the mainstream media across the Western world are jumping on the same bandwagon and making sure that the most used word this week is Syria followed closely by ‘bomb the b’stards’.

 


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