opinion and analysis


Funny things on the way to the Forum

I don’t know whether Macri has a one-track mind or whether he is the victim of lazy press headlines but this obsessive pursuit of investments reportedly permeating his tour is not in keeping with the dignity expected of a G20 chair. The summit helm should be an active global player advancing constructive proposals across a broad front to improve the world economic order, not a passive receptacle for investments.

Sunday 28 January, 2018


Editorial: Uruguayan mansions versus glass houses

At one level alleged negligence with a servant’s social security contributions might look almost like a parking offence when compared to the obscene fortunes embezzled and/or extorted by corrupt union bosses. But at another level it is even worse if true because of the flagrant self-contradiction.

Saturday 20 January, 2018


The trouble with gradualism

For years disgruntled humourists have been saying that we pay Swedish taxes and in return get Haitian public services. That may be an exaggeration, but to many it seems realistic enough.

Saturday 13 January, 2018