World News

In Defense of the NSA

I have to admit feeling a little sorry for the National Security Agency and I guess the NSA is feeling let down by the whistle-blower

Europe Needs Reform

The IMF, EU and Italy – Part 3

There seems little argument that after fifty something governments since the last War the Italian system of government has become a spaghetti of legislation, regulations

Europe Needs Reform

The IMF and the EU – Part 2

Here is a statement we need to remind ourselves of – governments have no money. Every, Euro, Pound or Dollar government spends; every public sector

Europe Needs Reform

The IMF and The EU – Part 1

Conventional wisdom at the IMF, certainly since 2010, has been that a budget deficit cut equivalent to 1% of GDP will lead to a ½

Swine Flu – A Fuss About Nothing?

Swine flu is causing concern at a worldwide level. Big scary words such as ‘pandemic’ are being used to describe its effects, and the posts I’ve written on the subject have attracted quite a bit of interest too. But why all the fuss?

Clowns in Cool Britannia

I don’t know. I think politicians should be people we look up to. People who set an example to us all, not crooked rip off merchants.

Obama in Italy

The day after Barak Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States of America, all the Italian newspapers I saw at our local news-stand had Obama related headlines.