Category Archives: Business

Energy Independence

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together”. The words of US publisher Malcolm Forbes. And, when it comes to Poland’s gas needs, diversity of supply to lessen dependence on gas supplies from Russia is the objective, with the longer term … Continue reading

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Unfair Competition

“Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.” The words of Herbert Hoover which while generally acknowledged to be true, are inevitably of little comfort to whichever group is suffering the … Continue reading

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Projections

“Of course, economic forecasts must be revised when new information arrives and are thus necessarily provisional.” The words of Ben Bernanke, for eight years chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank, which are self-evidently correct and underline the self-evident point … Continue reading

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Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These well-known words of Thomas … Continue reading

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Growth

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits to human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” These the positive words of that that most positive of U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan. And he is right, although all too many … Continue reading

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The Economy

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” The words of U.S. President Ronald Reagan which, … Continue reading

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Where?

“Where are we? How did we get here? Why did we come? Where do we want to go? How do we want to get to where we want to go? How far do we have to go before we get … Continue reading

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New

As Seneca reminds us, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”. In Poland this week it was the end of the new retail tax so soon after its beginning that has caused problems for Poland’s finance minister, Paweł … Continue reading

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Visit

“Conscience is a mother in law whose visit never ends.” So thought American writer H.L. Mencken. And while ministerial visits do end, one might on this occasion wonder about the conscience of the ministers concerned given the attitude of government … Continue reading

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Unemployment

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” The words of Theodore Roosevelt, no stranger to hard work. Which is why unemployment, especially long–term unemployment, is so … Continue reading

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