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2021 June Quarter Review

July 26, 2021

Economic Overview Attention turned to vaccinations and reopening economies in the second quarter of 2021, by the end of the quarter over 3 billion vaccine doses had been administered globally. There are now strong indicators of a robust and lengthy economic expansion ahead. Around the world there are now businesses desperate to hire new employees, […]

I said, “So, Walter, errr, script’s pretty good, huh?” And he said, “The script sucks, kid. I owe my bookie $2 million.” And that was Kevin Pollack’s introduction to Walter Matthau on the set of Grumpy Old Men. It was said Matthau lost $50 million gambling over his lifetime. Matthau’s gambling addiction was so legendary, the odds he’d […]

Economic Overview The world held its breath as it entered the first quarter of 2021. Despite hoping for a peaceful transition from President Trump to President-elect Biden, the US Capitol Building was stormed by supporters of President Trump on January 6. The havoc saw five people die, including a Capitol Police officer. In the wake […]

Lessons From Nomadland

March 4, 2021

  In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis a shift occurred in how some older people lived their lives across the USA. For the most part it wasn’t a choice. It was forced. As home prices fell while jobs and savings evaporated, holding onto a house became a struggle. For some it became impossible. […]

Social media has been blamed for being the cause of many ills over the past decade. The ability to analyse our behaviour and micro target us with advertising may become the biggest ill of all. Being able to blatantly tell lies and distort the truth to a narrow group of people is regarded as a […]