Category Archives: Finance

Inheritance

“There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, until philosophers become kings in this world, or until those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy … Continue reading

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Father

“Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” So thought economist John Kenneth Galbraith and, had he been alive today, I doubt the succession of meetings on Greece and the Euro would have changed his mind. Who, in … Continue reading

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Taxes

“The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labour the produce of that labour, and to give it to those who do not labour.” The world has … Continue reading

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Economy

Ronald Reagan said that the 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.” Which seems to … Continue reading

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Money

“Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.” So thought Sophocles and this is as good a thought … Continue reading

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Capitalism

Last evening I listened to a very thoughtful talk by Wojciech Sobieraj, the President of the management board of Alior Bank, the latest talk in the Oxbridge Society of Polska’s Polish Business Leaders Series. The theme of the talk was … Continue reading

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Money Matters

Money matters have been to the fore this week as the Polish parliament has debated both entry to the common currency and ratified the EU fiscal pact which was agreed to last March by 25 EU member states. As to … Continue reading

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Risky Business

Life is an inherently risky business. From the moment we are born (itself a vey risky process) until the moment we die we are subject to constantly varying degrees of risk in everything we do. Of course, for much of … Continue reading

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