Tag Archives: Greece

This is no country for old women

I haven’t been a great fan of academic pensions research or researchers for that matter. The research is typically a big whinge about people not getting a fair deal, the researchers comfortably cocooned in university sponsored sinecures or pensions. So I … Continue reading

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Performance enhancing rugs

News is coming in that Wayne Rooney has tested positive for a performance enhancing rug.  His magnificent header from all of 6 inches crowned another fab night’s footie in Ukrania. And this in a game that but for Capello’s pleading, our … Continue reading

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The taX factor

Tune into Europe‘s latest and greatest talent show where you chose who stays and who goes in Club €. And without further ado, lets introduce you to our judges tonight…  Mao Tse Bung – Eastern potentate – owner of  Africa Mr George … Continue reading

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Pension Play Pen lunch rescues Generation Y from retirement hell

DISCLAIMER; this account is in no way a fair representation of either the event or the views of any of the participants . It  is produced to provoke thought and pleasure – blue sky on a grey day. In a shock … Continue reading

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Ah- Vested Self Interest – that’s alright then!

We have a brace of fine headlines this week – Citywire report that Standard Life believe that ISAs should be part of the auto-enrolment mechanism and some SRI peddlar is reported on twitter extolling the need for auto-enrolment to include some seriously socially responsible investment. No … Continue reading

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All changed,changed utterly: a terrible beauty is born

The markets have consistently reacted favourably to the prospect of a ConLib Coalition.
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Those lazy Latinos- they’re all bigots

Those lazy Latinos- they’re all bigots Continue reading

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New Tricks- fiddling the costs of police officer’s pensions.

New tricks? Mama Mia! Is Britain Greece 2.0? Continue reading

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Public sector pension debt

How long before the ratings agencies catch up with us and require us to take action over our public sector pension debt? Continue reading

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