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Why I’m not buying an iPhone 7

Like millions of you, I’m not buying the New iPhone 7 because: a) they told me the iPhone 6s was the greatest phone ever and could not be beaten, and I beliveed them still do!; b) the new cameras

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: Money, News, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dear Guardian readers, Ede & Ravenscorft is not for investment bankers

Former BBC journalist Paul Mason offers guidance to Guardian readers: “How to blag a job in finance: buy some black shoes and talk like an aristocrat.”

Big news any of my friends who worked on the LIFFE floor including

Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Of course Adidas and Nike discriminate against disabled athletes

Are Nike and Adidas prejudiced against disabled athletes? Yes. Is that prejudice immoral or illegal? Surely not. The Guardian reports on Hannah Cockroft, a British paralympian who accuses sportswear companies of discrimination.

Cockroft, who is expected to be one of

Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Queen has no crown on Australia’s new high-tech bank notes

 

In the UK:

 

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But New Zealand wins. It’s five-dollar note was named the International Bank Note Society’s banknote of the year for

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Posted: 5th, September 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Premier League is worth the money and Manchester United’s Wayne Roony is no role model

Lovely article by Matt Dickinson the Times about the “obscene” sums of money in the Premier League.

It is slightly curious, this looking to football for a moral lead, which the Premier League counters by citing the total tax contribution

Posted: 3rd, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Money, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crystal Palace chairman bemoans the money game but Premier League wages are of the clubs’ making

With the football Transfer Window, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish assesses the scene in the Times :

There is one price for a club and there is another price for a Premier League club. But it isn’t just the increase

Posted: 2nd, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gawker: power and money smash free speech and the right to offend

Sorry to see Gawker go? Here are a few words on what they said about the US site:

John Loyd (Reuters) :

Denton’s self-starting staff crossed two rich and angry men. One was the wrestler Hulk Hogan, incensed when Gawker

Posted: 1st, September 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool for sale: China courts the Reds and the media plays ball

When the Sun led with news that Liverpool’s American owners had rebuffed Chinese attempts to buy the club we enjoyed the headline “You’ll Never Wok Alone”.

Readers were told that “Liverpool chiefs will reject moves from the Far East to

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Money, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The higher education bubble: graduates earn below average wage

The higher education bubble needs pricking:

One in four graduates in work a decade after leaving university in 2004 is earning only around £20,000 a year, according to a new study.

Well, so says the  Guardian .  The average wage

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Duke of Westminster left his son very little (but the trust got loadsa tax-free money)

The Duke of Westminster has died. There will be no land grab for his vast estates in London’s Mayfair and Belgravia. Chinese and Russian investors can stable the horses.  The Duke, whose family gained their estates thanks to an ancestor’s …

Posted: 13th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sports Direct: human rights and Mike Ashley’s legal redress

Former BBC staffer Paul Mason is making some sort of point about Sports Direct and Newcastle United FC tycoon Mike Ashley and his underlings:

What is striking, when you consider the modern reality of precarious work and coercive management, is

Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Starbucks offers a fat-free degree for transgender student

To America, where Maximo Cortez has been working part-time in Starbucks in Houston, Texas “on and off over the last eight years, first while in school and now to save up some money.”

Cortez, a transgender man, is trying to

Posted: 16th, July 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All the facts on Graziano Pelle’s move to Shandong Luneng

How much is Italian footballer Graziano Pelle earning at Shandong Luneng, the Chinese club that just bought him from Southampton?

The Times says the 31-year-old* is on £120,000-a-week.

The Mirror: “Graziano Pelle offered £125,000 a week by Chinese Super League”

Posted: 12th, July 2016 | In: Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The animated Crisis of Capitalism

How does an economic crisis work? David Harvey reasons that crisis is an intrinsic part of capitalism itself. Harvey discussed his views in a talk at the Royal Society for the Encouragement

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Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Understanding Financial Markets – a must-see video

How well dow you understand financial markets? In the post-Brexit haze, lots of Remain voters are citing the falling pound and the volatile FTSE index as signs of disaster. Is the UK in the mire? Are they right? Helping you

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mind The Bollocks: Richard Branson backs Theresa May to scupper Brexit

The post-Brexit UK was, as the Daily Mirror put it with a front-page photo of a large black hole, a leap into the unknown. Where the Mirror saw danger, chaos and, if the country voted Leave and thereby fell into

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Money, News, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man named Mr Gambles has won lottery for the second time using the same numbers

Mr Gambles lottery To Chicago in search of nominative determinism. We find Larry Gambles. Mr Gambles just won a $1,050,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize. He says: “Nine years ago, I won $50,000 playing the numbers from the jerseys of my high school

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dentistry beats women’s studies

Wondering what to study at college to earn a living when they spit you out? Mark J Perry has news on how to use your time:

a. A 2-year degree from the Community College of Denver in Dental Hygiene has

Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No, John Oliver did not give away nearly $15 million of medical debt

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John Oliver is the news king of talk telly. But unlike Oprah, he’s not giving  away free cars – he’s burning cash! The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight is a hero:

“Any idiot can get into it, and

Posted: 7th, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Money, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kerching: Kelvin MacKenzie uses Sun column to promote aspokesmansaid.com

Writing in the Sun , Kelvin MacKenzie praises the readers who saved money on their household insurance with a website called aspokesmansaid.com.

 

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MacKenzie goes into some detail on how the savings were made.

 

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At no point

Posted: 6th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea image rights in detail

In March 2005 Chelsea secured the legal rights to Jose Mourinho’s trademark for 20 years. This means that should Manchester United hire Mourinho, a move that seems as certain as Katie Price sleeping on her back, the Red Devils will

Posted: 26th, May 2016 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Chelsea, manchester united, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Oxfam’s tax planning just tax avoidance?

When Oxfam began to bemoan ‘tax avoidance’, it was inevitable some would cast their eyes on the charity’s tax affairs. Oxfam is hot on everyone paying there ‘fair share’, having published such articles as:

EU Anti-Tax Avoidance package will fail

Posted: 20th, May 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Student debt rises as students invest in their own education

On Yahoo ! news (via Press release) of student loans and student debt:

Eight in 10 U.S. adults with student loans (81 percent) say they made financial or personal sacrifices because of the amount of their loans. Half (50 percent)

Posted: 13th, May 2016 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail relocates Cliff Richards Atlantic winery

Let’s bemoan the state of education that allows the Daily Mail’s Julian Robinson to miss up his seas:

A luxury Mediterranean winery that produces Sir Cliff Richard’s own brand of plonk has been put on the market – for more

Posted: 14th, April 2016 | In: Celebrities, Money, News, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oxfam finds $1.4tn tax cash ‘hidden’ in plain sight

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More financial illiteracy in the  Guardian .  The headline tells us:

US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report

Some work there by Oxfam’s investigations arm to find such a gigantic stash of “hidden” cash.

Posted: 14th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0