Unpayable debts and an existential EU financial crisis - Is the break-up of the euro now inevitable?
Central banks can go bust in a currency union. The Bank of Italy is flirting with danger, racking up €364bn in ECB liabilities that the Italian state cannot easily cover… 164 more words
Let’s do a bit of coffee-history…
Coffee used to be expensive, and by that I don’t mean forking up 5 Dollars at a local coffee shop for one cup – no I mean buying coffee beans. 362 more words
Alfred Hitchcock once described Murnau’s The Last Laugh as an “almost perfect film”. Watching it now it’s hard to disagree with him.
The film stars Emil Jannings as a nameless aging doorman at a well-respected hotel in Germany. 359 more words
A couple of weeks back 90,000 South Australian families found themselves powerless and boiling in a heat wave when its 1,576 MW of wind power capacity started the day producing more than 1,000 MW, but which later collapsed suddenly to a trifling 70 MW, … 670 more words