Tag Archives: obama

When ESG knocked at the White House


What has happened in America this week has surprised and delighted me. Donald Trump’s two advisory committees, staffed from the Chief Executives of big American business have been disbanded, or more properly disbanded themselves. The strategy and policy forum and the … Continue reading

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Theresa – first in a very short queue?


  Sometimes a cartoon will say more than words; this is such a cartoon, these are some times! Theresa May represents Britain and a set of values that are well know if not well articulated. In recent blogs I have … Continue reading

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Of discontents and malcontents


  Discontent is the first necessity of progress – Thomas A Edison. The negativity that surrounds “Washington” and a the feeling that politicians have let America diminish , spawns Trump and the ambiguos promises we had in his inauguration speech. … Continue reading

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Trump #Inauguration – fake views


Touchstones When I don’t know how to react to something, I follow the behaviours of people who do. It is a very good dictum! Trouble is ,some of the time, I think I know how to react and end up adopting positions … Continue reading

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Middle-class economics


  “So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way.” Barack Obama, State of the Union Speech  2015. I suspect that these … Continue reading

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We need to do something about annuities


There is something fundamentally wrong with the annuity market that needs to be fixed Continue reading

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