Category Archives: Economics

Twitter share price below IPO price

Less than two years ago, when Twitter went public, I was the lone voice warning you against buying their shares. Then the share price initially went up like a rocket and I didn’t get a show on CNBC. Now however, the … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (51) Economic Systems

Communist centrally planned economy: Capitalist free market economy: The main difference seems to be that nowadays, young people do the queuing themselves instead of sending their mothers. That’s progress. (Auf Deutsch.)

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How rich is Estonia?

You can tell that a country is abundantly rich and has a prospering economy when there are signs next to the toilet that tell you “Don’t throw money down the toilet”. (Seen and photographed at Tallinn Airport in Estonia.)

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Easily Confused (48) Bank Holiday

Bank holiday in Britain: Bank holiday in Greece:

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Did you notice the Irony? (20) EXPO Milan

Ever since the Watergate scandal, the suffix -gate is used to denote scandals, cases of corruption and other complex illegal activities. At this year’s EXPO in Milan, Italy, the planners or architects have already provided for the likelihood of corruption, … Continue reading

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How to become a Millionaire

I don’t know why so many people are obsessed with becoming millionaires – or of those who already are, with becoming billionaires. I don’t get the point of collecting more wealth than you can spend. But oddly enough, without striving … Continue reading

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The effects of FATCA?

For more than 10 years, I have been helping clients to obtain German citizenship. Those who have German parents, grand-parents or further removed ancestors either are German already (often without knowing it) or eligible for naturalization under less strict conditions than other applicants. … Continue reading

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