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Christmas parody 2018

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Monday, 17 December 2018 09:00

’Tis the week before Christmas and all through the land,
Excitement is building, for a season so grand.
Santa is coming, and the stockings are hung,
They’re filled with gifts, surprises for the young.


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Year in review

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Monday, 10 December 2018 09:00

Radio stations are playing Christmas carols, supermarkets are stocked with plum puddings and suburban homes are festooned with blinking lights. The holiday season is almost here and we each have our own way of celebrating. One of my corporate Christmas traditions is to publish a parody of Clement Moore’s classic poem, The Night Before Christmas.


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Money disorders

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Monday, 03 December 2018 09:00

You may not have heard of Adolf Merckle. The German billionaire committed suicide in 2009 by throwing himself under a speeding train. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), he was the 94th richest person in the world. Post-GFC, Merckle lost over a billion dollars and - although far from broke - could not cope emotionally with the losses which he found too great to bear.


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Extrapolating trends

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Monday, 26 November 2018 09:00

Making predictions about the future based on past trends is fraught with danger. What lies ahead is rarely a straight-line extrapolation of historical data. Rather, the path to the future bobs and weaves and zigs and zags as unforeseeable factors almost always intervene.


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Economic control

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Monday, 19 November 2018 09:00

Politicians (particularly Donald Trump) do a lot of huffing and puffing about their economic credentials and claim to be able to control the economy. In reality, governments have some influence and therefore only some impact on economic activity, but it matters a lot less than people think.


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