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keeping your head in a recession

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
From my vantage point, it looks suspiciously like a recession is inevitable. In the UK, we haven’t had one for about 15 years, so given the boom and bust cycle we’re about due [...]

credit in the credit crunch

The thing that caused the current financial crisis, appears to have been a bubble, much like the tech stocks bubble, or the tulip bubble. Of course, we would be the ones ending up living through another financial system bubble (like the one in 1923 or 1873).
During a bubble everyone pays over the odds for some [...]

is a career in the army a good idea?

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about her 18 year old son, who’s just begun the final year of his A-Levels and so will be finishing school in the summer. Apparently, he doesn’t want to go to University and so is thinking about joining the army. Although she’s not very [...]

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