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NHS wages: multiplier effect v opportunity costs

If you pay the NHS’s legion of workers more money, they’ll spend it and everyone will be better off. Anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of economics will recognise that as only partly true. But in the Guardian, it’s … READ ON

Posted: 19th, September 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mumsnet embroiled in swearing threat

According to Mumsnet, it is “the UK’s most popular parenting website”. It’s largely monetised through adverts. But the advertisers have begun to look at what the brands are appearing alongside. Turns out that mums who spend their days talking … READ ON

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to fire a freelancer

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The Globe and Mail has canned “a number of” freelance columnists, including Tabatha Southey and Leah McLaren. The paper’s editor-in-chief, David Walmsley, thought it decent to sack them by form email.

Dear [Name]

I wanted to write you to

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Posted: 7th, September 2017 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs balls: ‘Gifted’ Eric Dier says he’s a role model

Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer Eric Dier has been talking about the astronomical amount of money paid in salaries and transfers. “It’s a very difficult situation,” said Dier. “People don’t realise how difficult it is for us to handle. It … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, September 2017 | In: Money, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Local News watch: Oldham Evening Chronicle shuts for good

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Farewell, the Oldham Evening Chronicle (founded in 1854). The paper has closed after 163 years reporting on the borough. It’s a bitter blow for the staff and those on the Chronicle’s four monthly stablemates – the Oldham Extra, READ ON

Posted: 31st, August 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Starbucks maternity leave makes baristas moan

When the BBC produced its list of earners, I’m sure you like me were aghast that not everyone earned the same. Also, footballers. Why is one paid more than another for doing the same job? Molly Redden is astounded. In … READ ON

Posted: 31st, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tim Cook and Apple beat the principal-agent problem

Apple shares are soaring. The iPhone remains the best and most desirable phone on the market. And with success comes money.

Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, has collected $89.6m as part of a 10-year deal that he signed

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Posted: 30th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ministers embarrassed by successful academies want leaders’ salaries capped

Would it shock you to know that the boss of a group of high-ranking schools earns £420,000 a year? Sir Daniel Moynihan, of the Harris Federation, a chain of 44 schools, is the country’s highest-paid chief executive of an academy … READ ON

Posted: 28th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lotto scratchcard ‘fury’ but no mention of the Health Lottery

The Daily Star picks up the sound of “punters’ fury at Lotto card Farce”.

Those “angry punters” have branded the National Lottery a “rip -off”. The Star says “nearly a quarter” and “most of the top prizes” on Lotto’s 42 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For sale: jar of soil touched by the eclipse

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Did the eclipse touch your home and garden? If it did, you could be rich. Your patch of ground touched by the celestial wonder is worth a load of money:

This is a Jar of soil from the

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Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Medium wants to pay writers with claps

Good news is that Medium is thinking about – swoons! – paying writers who post on its website a fair rate. And to help them work out how much to pay are the readers, who will click on a pair … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shropshire Hospital rejects donations from fund-raising transvestites

Many men like dressing up as women: sailors, rugby players, the headmistress at St Trinian’s school, East German athletes and Glamour magazine’s woman of the year. So too men on a fundraising drive for Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust. The … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cancer charity wrongly paid founder £31,000 from £900,000 budget with £27,000 left over for charitable activities

Have you been mugged by a charity? The Charity Commission has issued an official warning to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, citing a  “significant breaches of trust”.

The charity’s founder Wendy Watson MBE was paid £31,000 for her good … READ ON

Posted: 14th, August 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google blacklists Damore to protect weak women from diverse opinions

Everything is not rosy at Google. An internal memo written by Google engineer James Damore accusing the internet behemoth of operating as an “ideological echo chamber” is riding high on the news cycle. Google, opined Damore, is a place where … READ ON

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook is punishing smaller publishers

Is Facebook a friend to quality journalism? As well as publishing Anorak, I publish Flashbak. It’s Facebook page is up to 280,000 followers. But very few of the people who choose to follow the Page get to see … READ ON

Posted: 9th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Martin Shkreli convicted on 3 counts in fraud case

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Martin Shkreli, aka ‘Pharma Bro’, has been found guilty of three felony criminal charges, including securities fraud. He was cleared of five other charges at a court in New York.

The Washington Post notes:

“We’re delighted in many ways,”

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Posted: 6th, August 2017 | In: Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Polly Tonybee misses the point about Kensington and Chelsea property tycoons

Polly Tonybee is writing about London property in the Guardian.

Empty property bought by investors to sit unused is a scandal the Guardian has exposed this week, finding 1,652 in the Grenfell borough of Kensington and Chelsea alone.

Why … READ ON

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politician sues god for failed promotion

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Life imitates Billy Connolly movies in India. If you hire the priest to perform the service then the service must be done. Or else:

An MLA, who belongs to the ruling party in Telangana, paid Rs 50 lakh to

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Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Money, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dash Cam: biker jumps onto bonnet of car in compensation attempt (video)

Idiot of the day is the biker who leapt on the bonnet of car in an attmept to win compensation cash. Dash cam – you got on?

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Posted: 15th, July 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal player donates £19,000 to Grenfell fund

Footballers get such a bad press it’s useful to focus on the good they do. Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has kept his pledge to donate £50 for every minute he played for Spain in the European Under-21 Championship. The sums … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell Tower: let’s envy the ‘victims’ in their luxury flats

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After Grenfell Tower, news that displaced residents will be rehoused in “Posh New £5m Flats” (Star) at a new-build complex called Kensington Row located around a mile and a half from the disaster. The development has 68 flats, where … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man sues date for texting during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Brandon Vezmar is suing his date for $17.31, the price of the movie ticket he bought her. Vezmar claims the woman’s behaviour on their night out “is a threat to civilized society”.

Vezmar, 37, of Austin, Texas, is unhappy that … READ ON

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Film, Money, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For the unlucky not the few: Michael Lewis narrates the parable of the lucky man and the fought cookie

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In 2012 Moneyball author Michael Lewis gave addressed Princeton University. He tells the gilded youth arranged before him that they “owe a debt to the unlucky”.

I now live in Berkeley, California. A few years ago, just a few

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Posted: 11th, June 2017 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fabulous playing cards inspired by Karina Eibatova’s bird art

We love a beautiful set of playing cards. This set designed by Karina Eibatova with LUX Cards features her birds and feathers drawings.

 

 

You can buy AVES  here. And you can learn how to play at the online READ ON

Posted: 9th, June 2017 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0