Non-financial: January - June 2005 articles archive home
Still to come

“In both cases – Japan and the United States – there ought to have been a correction worthy of the preceding boom. In Japan, eventually, there was. In the United States, we presume, there still will be.”

Monday, June 27, 2005 ... more
Got that wrong
Keynes also thought that, “The love of money as a possession – as distinguished from love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life – will be recognised for what it is ...
Friday, June 24, 2005 ... more
More than just ‘cheese.’
while we might think that the difference between a genuine and a false smile is in the eyes, Paul Ekman, at the University of California, says the real difference is in the muscle around the eye, which pulls the cheek up.
Friday, June 17, 2005 ... more
Who knows?
An explanation is patently absurd. So you say so. And you're told: “Well, you explain it then!” But why should you? As Julian Baggini asks: “Is a bad explanation better than no explanation at all?
Friday, June 10, 2005 ... more
Talk about naïve
Let me get this right: we are all well and truly fed up with the exorbitant prices that we’re having to pay for a new motor car, right? And, it’s all because of the collusion ...
Thursday, June 9, 2005 ... more
Look Ma, the invisible hand's giving the finger
So when will the Rand stop being a ‘strong’ Rand and become just a Rand again or even a ‘weak’ Rand? ... Anyone else ever wonder how the inflation rate ends up at 3.6% ...
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 ... more
For the libertarians
Alexis de Tocqueville saw it coming when he wrote: “I think that the species of oppression by which democratic nations are menaced is unlike anything else the world has ever seen.”
Friday, June 3, 2005 ... more
Woolly-thinker's guide
Ever found yourself losing out in the grey-matter stakes when it really counts? Say, to a colleague at work, with your boss listening? Or, worse, to a woman …
Thursday, June 2, 2005 ... more
That strong hey?
The strong Rand, the strong Rand, the strong Rand, the strong Rand … if they go on saying it often enough, we will eventually all come to believe it. Even though ...
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 ... more
A chance to get rich
In his book, Against the Gods, Peter Bernstein claims the successful business executive is a forecaster first; purchasing, producing, marketing, pricing, and organizing all follow.
Friday, May 20, 2005 ... more
Striving for unhappiness
Despite real incomes in Britain, America and Japan, having more than doubled in the past fifty years, and living being easier and more enjoyable in these countries than the people there are not much happier.
Friday, May 13, 2005 ... more
Good Advise
In a 75th Anniversary issue, published last month, Fortune magazine asked 28 luminaries for the best business advise that they had received. Amongst the answers ...
Thursday, May 5, 2005 ... more
Wise folks Friday, April 29, 2005
A different law for them Thursday, April 28, 2005
Only a few Monday, April 25, 2005
Another ending Friday, April 22, 2005
How much do we owe now George? Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Worst April fool’s jokes Friday, April 1, 2005
Betting on God Thursday, March 24, 2005
What’s it worth? Tuesday, March 22, 2005
The age of unlearning Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The next big thing Friday, March 11, 2005
Whining ways Friday, March 4, 2005
Time-traveler busted Friday, February 25, 2005
As useful as a thingamabob Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Buffett on succession planning Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Is there life on other planets? Friday, February 4, 2005
The biggest bubble of all? Friday, January 14, 2005
Getting smacked Monday, January 10, 2005
Scientific papers. Friday, January 7, 2005
At least it’s not 46 BC Monday, January 3, 2005
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