May 2010 Noteworthy News

May 2010 Noteworthy News

Monthly Noteworthy News: Bank Taxes to Fund Future Bailouts The IMF is set to propose new taxes on global financial institutions. FSC (Financial Stability Contribution) and the FAT  Tax ( Financial Activities Tax) – did we just see irony? – will be placed on profits and pay. The next G20 held, Canada in June, is [...]
More than Ready: Prepared

More than Ready: Prepared

Look around the numbers and, if equipping yourself with statistics, get some probability for an emergency. Fuelled both by the Winter Olympics  and extended British Winter, much discussion continues here at Step-Up  HQ  about metaphoric mountains.  Having likened the climbers and their mountains and considered  skills for survival in a wilderness  it was interesting to [...]

Abracadabra!

When the curtain was removed, the Wizard from Oz was revealed to be an ordinary person. A charade was exposed - The wizard was found out as a con-man and fraudster, but what, as so many believe, were the hidden symbols? The celebrated Wall Street investor, Madoff, aroused little suspicion with his investment strategies and it [...]