Category Archives: Business

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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100 Days

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” So thought Leonardo da Vinci and, as the dust settles on the … Continue reading

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The Beginning

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” So said Galileo Galilei. Plato himself thought the beginning the most important part of the work. Thus the question, how is the … Continue reading

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The Terminal

“Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighbourhoods.” So remarked George W. Bush and, I suppose, if your neighbourhood is in Texas, you are … Continue reading

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Stay

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less that the one you are capable of living.” So thought Nelson Mandela, and so thought the millions of Poles who, since Poland … Continue reading

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