June 2009 News, Muse and Views

June 2009 News, Muse and Views

Life on Earth climbs out of the Swamp.... “Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate. Purge the rottenness out of the system....” This was the advice given by Hoover’s Treasury Secretary, Mellon, during the Great Depression. “ High costs of living and high living will come down. People will work harder, live [...]
A Series : Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.7 – The Jam Maker – Sweet Success for the Young

A Series : Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.7 – The Jam Maker – Sweet Success for the Young

No.7 - The Jam Maker - Sweet Success for the Young Financial markets upside down..... businesses challenged........  you know the story.... Recalling a similar time, youthful anger and frustration was perfectly displayed in a "Billy Elliot"  dance sequence, to a soundtrack from The Jam. Energy and drive oozed out. Actor Jamie Bell played Billy when [...]
Scout’s Honour

Scout’s Honour

Our favourite Scout,  Homer Simpson,  is slightly older than the recently announced youngest-ever Chief Scout, Bear Grylls   Along with another one of our favourites, Ernest Borgnine, in an episode of the Simpsons entitled "Boy-Scoutz n the Hood", we are treated to a very laid-back Homer giving us a classic line which seems to have been [...]
A Tale of Moral Hazard

A Tale of Moral Hazard

"The mechanism for improving the System works too slowly.  Every time attempts are made to finally patch-up one problem, cracks appear elsewhere"  "Moral Hazard" is the name given to a decision that can influence future behaviour, often for the worse, and usually the person who caused the problem doesn`t suffer the full (or any) consequences. [...]