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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 … READ ON

Posted: 13th, August 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 26th, July 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 16th, July 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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”… READ ON

Posted: 12th, July 2016 | In: Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment | Comments 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 of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Money | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, July 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

Mr Gambles lotteryTo 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 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 23rd, June 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 7th, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Money, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, June 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 26th, May 2016 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Chelsea, manchester united, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 20th, May 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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)

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Posted: 13th, May 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 14th, April 2016 | In: Celebrities, Money, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments 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.… READ ON

Posted: 14th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guardian: ‘let’s start a war with Jersey’

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How clueless and lacking in direction is the Left? Get this from Polly Tonybee in the Guardian. She’s talking about off-shore tax idylls, like the British Virgin Islands and Jersey:

Today Cameron’s promise fell far short of that

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Posted: 12th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron: man makes modest investment, BBC gets owned by tax expert (Video)

You might not like David Cameron, but anyone sane should know that the fuss over his tax affairs is nonsense. The business pages of the Press – and the BBC’s own Money Box show – is full of tips on … READ ON

Posted: 11th, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highgate toilet for rent at £3000 A Year

Up the tofu mountain we trudge to Highgate, where James Atherton is looking to rent out his toilet. James owns a standalone bog inside a block of flats at the bottom of Highgate West Hill. He tells the Camden New READ ON

Posted: 11th, April 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Suits you David Cameron: The Guardian gets it wrong on tax

More tax illiteracy in the Guardian, which has seen David Cameron’s tax return:

It’s not all hardship, though. The prime minister’s own party supports him where necessary, the returns reveal. Expenses met by the Conservative party have varied between

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Posted: 10th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron, tax havens and other Guardian news

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Big news in the Guardian on David Cameron’s tax affairs:

David Cameron’s father sought legal advice on best tax havens

Did Ian Cameron, for it is he, seek advice from the same experts who advise the, er, Guardian?READ ON

Posted: 8th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panama Papers: turning wealth into a dead man’s sin

sinnersTen faces on the Mirror’s cover. Simon Cowell (telly), Mark Thatcher (lost), El Chapo (pharmaceuticals), the Duchess of Windsor (choppers), Nick Faldo (Sir), Paul Burrell (ma’am), Willian (Chelsea), Jackie Chan (film), Andy Cole (Manchester United) and David Cameron (monster raving … READ ON

Posted: 7th, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panama Papers: the murky world of newspapers and dictators

You’ve heard news of the Panama Papers. The Guardian is hot for them:

In the files we have found evidence of Russian banks providing slush funds for President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle; assets belonging to 12 country leaders, including the

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Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ken Clarke and an interrupting Paul Mason talk steel on BBC Newsnight

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Former BBC staffer and Newsnight journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Ken Clarke are talking about the steel industry on BBC Newsnight. The one thing you can’t escape noticing is how often Mason gurns and interrupts. The other … READ ON

Posted: 1st, April 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Uber driver rips off drunk driver; proves Uber is winning

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Going the pretty way, sir?

An Uber driver charged a drunk passenger £102.17 for a journey, after taking him on a 20-mile detour around London while he slept.

Daniel Kaizen ordered a minicab from Old Street to Wood Green,

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Posted: 29th, March 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0