In a crisis – we should learn from the past

During the Second World war millions of men and women went off to war. Now they had to be paid by the government, and this caused a deficit of money to many of the countries taking part in the carnage. There had to be a way of replacing the finance or to face years of … [Read the full story]

Will the election affect Australia financially?

It is now time to think in depth about the US presidential election and the long time effects. Firstly to us in Australia the initial impact is nominal. Change always sees a rise or a slump in shares and currencies. The market hates uncertainty. This does not mean we are in for a recession, it … [Read the full story]

US presidency race is like a Shame Of Thrones

Here in our beautiful country, are we at all worried about the presidential election in the USA? I think in terms of finance it would be more beneficial if Hillary Clinton wins. The stock broker belt in America and the business leaders are behind Hillary which gives her a commanding lead in the race for the … [Read the full story]

Government would suffer if smoking is banned

There will be an election in September, so now is the time for our pollies to propose a drastic measure for all Australian people.  At the present time, less than twenty per-cent of the population smoke, but there is growth in the number of younger people who are taking up smoking for the first time. … [Read the full story]

World predictions for 2013

Next year has the magical number thirteen to generate good and bad over the coming twelve months. Europe is going through a tough time…it will get even tougher next year. Watch out for the UK to cause a few heart stopping moments for the Germans and French. In America the President will find his second … [Read the full story]

Governments rely too much on donations

Like me, I expect you get mail most days asking for your help in selling raffle tickets or donating money to worthy causes. Add to this the TV adverts showing the under-privileged in Africa or Asia requesting our monetary assistance, from fresh water, starvation and of course disease. Often I find myself saying, why the … [Read the full story]

What is the cost of boat people?

The financial problems in the world today could be summed up by armament  costs.  Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan cost the Russians enormous amounts of cash. Look at what has happened to the states that made up Russia. Ukraine and Belarus, they are struggling and selling highly dangerous arms to potential war seeking third world … [Read the full story]

Like her or not, Julia Gillard is a strong leader

Julia Gillard is over seas at the moment giving guidance to her fellow pollies on the state of finance in the world. There has been comments from other foreign ministers along the lines of who is she to tell us what is right or wrong today. I have on many occasions disagreed with our Prime … [Read the full story]

Why the carbon tax?

In years long ago kings, emperors and rulers raised taxes mainly to fight and finance wars. In today’s modern societies, taxes are a fiscal way of adding extra money to the government purse. Many ways are explored to deliberately raise extra money. In the past we had windows tax and brick tax, corn tax even … [Read the full story]

Please keep Australia, Australian

I was amazed at how in the past fifty years the pollies got away with losing control of ownership of the most important companies in the UK. I thought it was a gag and could not be real. But breaking news is that China has taken over the largest water company in the UK. The … [Read the full story]

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