Opinion

Beware the Private Pension lobbyists

It is worrying to note how the pensions debate in Malta ebbs and flows with very inconsistent regularity. Whilst pundits keep ...

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014, 09:07

On Time in Russian Interllectualism

Hardly one day passes that the newslines, or the newsprint, do not feature some item about Russia and that part of the world ...

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014, 08:56

On rising inequalities

Economic inequality across the world is rising, not falling, which is probably another way of saying that we are all living in ...

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014, 11:04

What do they really want?

I have often expressed scepticism at what some of the many lobbying bodies existing in Brussels manage to do to convince MEPs, ...

Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014, 08:36

Is the model right?

After HSBC Bank reduced its University Campus branch to agency status (opening only on a few days in every week), the rumour ...

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 09:55

Some different thinking on unemployment

Along with many others in Malta who honestly worry when unemployment figures move up, I have been doing some thinking about what ...

Wednesday, 07 May 2014, 11:14

Turned silent.....Once again

Have you noticed? Over the past year…..so it’s not because of the closer EP elections…..the EU has again ...

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014, 12:15

On rates of pay....and unemployment

Some economists hold that pay rates “at the wrong level” are the main reason for present day unemployment. The assumption ...

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014, 13:15

The hand on the steering wheel

….”Brussels forecasts more growth in next two years” – Times of Malta, Feb 26, 2014 ….”Brussels ...

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014, 09:50

Let's thank our stars

I still bump into people who try to talk me into seeing that “The stipends system needs a thorough rethinking”. My ...

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014, 13:08

The more it changes.............

Even as we commemorate, and perhaps think deeply enough about, the start of the First World War in 1914, I can’t help feeling ...

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014, 12:29

On Workers and Capitalism

Loughborough University’s Maurizio Atzeni is one of those contemporary thinkers who holds that there is a centrality of ...

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014, 12:25

Steady as she goes...........!

The Labour Party has now been in government for one out of its statutory five years plus allotment, and it’s the season ...

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014, 09:43

Cannot really say what it's worth...but by jove it's needed

Green enthusiasm in our contemporary society seems to be something which ebbs and flows rather heavily. Across Europe and the ...

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014, 13:06

Quoting one quarter is just not on, dear Kirsty!

This week’s blog is a reaction to what, according to The Times’s report (Feb 15), Nationalist MP Kirsty Debono is ...

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014, 10:43

Local news

Karozzin and car collide in Floriana

A karozzin and a car collided in Porte Ded ...

Queen and Royals to visit Malta

The Queen is planning an historic family ...

OPM slams opposition leaders call for national ...

The Office of the Prime Minister condemned ...

Back to school today

Today marks the start of the 2014/15 scholastic ...

Europe

Cameron meets Tory MP's for English only ...

David Cameron is hosting a summit of senior ...

Scotland votes NO to Independence

Scotland has voted to stay in the United ...

Scotland.Decision day

Scottish voters go to the polls on Thursday ...

Cameron's plea to Scotland to stay in Union

Prime Minister David Cameron has made an ...

World news

Pistorius guilty of manslaugher

Judge Masipa finds Pistorius guilty of culpable ...

Pistorius arrives at court to hear verdict

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at court to ...

Update 3:Pistorius cleared of pre-meditated ...

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ...

Obama orders airstrikes against Islamic State

President Obama has authorised air-strikes ...

Earlier Opinion

Lower Taxes...Higher Growth? Not quite true

How often do we hear from many in ...

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014, 12:34

The human approach in administrative management

Contrary to what many may be inclined ...

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014, 11:53

There for the taking

To what extent do Maltese domestic ...

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014, 09:03

A new found respect for life?

Four of the six clinics which the company ...

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014, 12:03

Worth mulling over

Dear politicians, Just “listen” ...

Monday, 23 Dec 2013, 09:52

The Nirvana of Capital Adequacy

In June 1999, when a central bankers’ ...

Thursday, 19 Dec 2013, 10:23

States and the poor

The risk of course is always there. ...

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013, 11:33

Yes...to a judicious veto

There is a part, in Bruno Vespa’s ...

Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013, 12:31

Evidently Not Happy

Does “strength in numbers” ...

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013, 09:51

This years interviews

There is a lot of talent out there ...

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013, 10:20

‘What if’ accounting

Should companies take into account ...

Friday, 25 Oct 2013, 10:58

Tribute to a real broadcaster

Reuters’ description of British ...

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013, 09:48

More on financial literacy

Walk out into the street and ask these ...

Thursday, 08 Aug 2013, 11:57

Don't always believe what you read in papers...or ...

Some people take numbers seriously. ...

Monday, 29 Jul 2013, 17:57

On business arrogance

There’s a new god in this country, ...

Saturday, 08 Jun 2013, 00:26