Friday, May 25, 2018

Apple’s Irish Planning Nightmare Shows The Dire Costs Of Bureaucracy

A nice little horror story from Ireland showing us all what the immense costs of bureaucratic wibbling are. The net effect of which is...

As BT Shows Culling, Killing Off, Bureaucracy Is A Constant Battle

What was British Telecom has announced that it's going to fire lots of people. Ah well, that's the sort of thing that happens sometimes,...

Trump’s Iran Call Reimposes Sanctions On All, Not Just American Companies

That the US pulls out of the nuclear deal with Iran will mean that US sanctions are reimposed upon US companies. That's generally how...

Trump’s Iran Deal Rejection Spikes The Oil Price – But Only...

Donald Trump has decided - well, perhaps announced as a prelude to the Art of the Deal - to renounce the Iran nuclear deal...

Amazon And Seattle – If You Tax Business Maybe It Doesn’t...

This is really quite glorious. Seattle has a plan to tax large companies in Seattle a little more. OK, well, go with it if...

What’s The Over And Under On Tesla’s 200,000th Car Being Delivered...

The first and most important thing in all economics is that incentives matter. If you can grasp that and also get to grips with...

Well, Yes – TSB Boss Won’t Take Computer Integration Bonus Over...

The very idea that people should get a bonus for doig their job has its critics. But when people are promised a bomus for...

Just Call It Free Trade

There is no scam more delicious than restricting trade by devising "modernizations" of a "free trade agreement." The only intrinsic problem with the North American...

There’s No Free Shipping On These Boots You Know!

So, a company which makes boots has a customer who isn't happy with the idea of having to pay for shipping. Hmm: I have 2 pairs...

Seriously Folks, The Baltic Dry Index Is A Measure Of Shipping...

This is one of those little economic stories that does the rounds from time to time. Zero Hedge is famous for getting the implications...