Archive for September 26th, 2010

Boomers May Never Give Up

This will no doubt spark more vitriol towards the Boomers. CNBC has a piece that suggests they may never retire. A study of wealthy individuals around the world conducted by Barclays pokes holes in the notion that an individual should stop working at a pre-defined age, as it is more of an illusion than a […]

Financing Green Tech

Felix Salmon thinks William Wild’s proposal for commercial bank financing of renewable-energy projects has merit. I think it’s pretty much illogical. Here is what Wild would do: I suggest that there should be two requirements for renewable generation projects to receive capital subsidies. First, that at least 70% of the project’s commercial capital (excluding the […]

Trashing Currencies

Liam Halligan and Ambrose Evans-Pritchard have two provocative columns this weekend that actually tie together quite nicely. The overall theme is governments debasement of their various currencies as they desperately try to reflate their economies. The lesson might well be buy gold and any other hard asset you can lay your hands on. Halligan takes […]