Keyword results: austerity

Beggar

Why we really feel poor - too much Government rather than too little

The Taxpayers Alliance has produced a fascinating 51 page report explaining why so many of us are "just about managing" to quote our useless Prime Minister. In short it's hard evidence that Ronald Reagan was right when he said that the scariest words in the English language are "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help." We feel poor not because of wicked Tory austerity (fauxsterity), but because of how a bloated state has distorted the economy.

Conservatives

End Austerity NOW - Saturday Caption Contest Result

On Saturday we supplied the picture below of two food bank using victims of evil Tory austerity marching to make the world a better place. We asked you for suitable captions and many were supplied as you can see HERE.

Malcolm-Sax-Machine

Goody, Goody! How a Hung Parliament Should Be Brilliant for Most Share Owners

Hello Share Pippers. That incorrigible pessimist Uncle Tom has argued on this starry website that the election result is dire for business. So we can expect our portfolios to lose value from now on? I think not. Here are my reasons why a hung parliament is actually good for business.

GetAFix

Malcolm Stacey talking bollocks: ShareProphets Translation Service

Malcolm Stacey yesterday offered up a bank holiday sermon on why shares are heading higher and on economics. Sadly old Getafix operates in a post fact era and thus you can read his original article HERE but, since my co-poisoner here in Greece is "feeling unwell" after a late night, I have the time to offer up a translation. My comments are in bold.

Bull

Why I Think You Might Care to Ride the Bull a Bit Longer

Hello Share Squinters. With another boring bank holiday on our plate, when the stock market can provide us with no daily thrills, it’s an opportunity to look at the macro world of share shifting. And despite the many voices who say that shares are overbought and cruising for a bruising, I add a word of caution about selling too soon.

Acropolis

I arrive in Athens – first poverty porn pictures from Greece

Some folk say that it is better to travel than to arrive. I guess they have never travelled on a 5.45 AM Easyjet flight from Gatwick.  But my first sight in Greece was a pure delight. I was wandering from the plane into the terminal behind this stunning Greek goddess wearing a light but long skirt. Suddenly a gust of wind caught her skirt blowing it right up above her waist. Little was left to the imagination. Okay that is not true - I imagined away. Sadly I have no photo of this daughter of Athena. But now in the centre of Athens I bring you the first poverty porn.

Moneytree

The House View - The General Election mattered not a jot

Crack out the champagne, the Tories have won and can govern unhindered by those pesky Liberal Democrats! That seemed to be very much the view on 8th May but five weeks later what has really changed for Britain?

Beggar

If Tom Thinks I Talk Rot, Why Do I (Mostly) Agree with Him?

Hello Share Shakers. Perhaps I did not express myself clearly enough – if so, t’were a grievous fault (Shakespeare’s Marc Anthony) – yet I’m stuck with it. But I happen to agree with almost all Tom said here yesterday.

Collapsing-Reactor

Money Tree worshipping mad leftie Malcolm Stacey talking rot again

I wonder if it was his years at the BBC which saw my pal Comrade Malcolm Stacey infected with the mad lefty virus. Becuase the old Money Tree worshipper does talk some awful rot and today's column from him HERE is a classic. I feel forced to point out in the interests of balance why he is spouting total gibberish.

Why You should Look at Persimmon, Barratt and Galliford Try.

I think it was six years ago that we all thought low interest rates would not last. They have, and there is no sign, as far as I can see, that they will rise any time soon. They may even continue to bump along at their present lowly level for another six years.

Bearcast

Tom Winnifrith BearCast - 9th May

A few reflections on Greece - where it is now almost 30 degrees - and on who austerity really hits out here. Then onto 3 companies that issued key news at no-one is watching at all O'clock yesterday: Ubisense, EMED and Daniel Stewart

Listen to the Bearcast:
Greek Tear

Our Shares Will Speed Up Like Zorba's Dance – Despite that Greek Election.

Hello Share Nudgers. So I was right for a change. The Greek election, though going the way of the anti-austerity left wingers, did not cause a drag on share prices. Or only a very slight one, anyway.

US-Flag-Blonde

Pond Life – a macro call after Obama’s State of the Union.

The last dregs of 2014 vanished down the drain of time weeks ago but the uncertainty and discord it represented, are still with us; or rather, to be precise, with me. My last computer went into some kind of electronic fit in the beginning of this year, leaving me bereft as I try to cope with the subtle differences between them. 

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