Monthly Archives: February 2018

All because of the Joneses

(featured image: eugeniu) Are we doomed to be forever dissatisfied with our lot?   Imagine the scene. You have just taken delivery of a shiny new car. You are over the moon. At last you have replaced its clapped out predecessor, … Continue reading

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The curse of two hands

Is ambidexterity a mixed blessing? When I started blogging almost four years ago, one of my first pieces(*) was entitled “A set of scales has two arms”. It was a reaction to a few instances of one-sided reasoning: the draining … Continue reading

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Good drama = good economics

Drama is truly compelling when it exposes the raw, painful trade-offs its characters face When the term economics is used in relation to drama, what springs to mind is the financing and the box office takings of a film, or … Continue reading

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