Opinion

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

Lower Taxes...Higher Growth? Not quite true

How often do we hear from many in our capitalist classes that if governments were to reduce taxes then they would be in a position ...

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014, 12:34

Local news

E U closes bus fares case against Malta

Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said that the ...

Maltese worker kidnapped in Libya

The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the ...

School uniforms to cost 10% less

Following consultations between the Directorate ...

President meets Apostolic Nuncio

President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca met ...

Europe

Update: Algerian airline's plane : Wreckage ...

Authorities say they have found the wreckage ...

EU sets new energy savings limits

EU member states will have to boost their ...

Costa Concordia begins final voyage

The Costa Concordia left the Tuscan island ...

Airlines suspend flights to Israel

American and European airlines have decided ...

World news

More bodies of MH 17 due to arrive in Holland

More bodies from Malaysian Airlines flight ...

Ukraine plane crash bodies arrive at station

A train with the remains of victims of the ...

Ukraine plane crash: 298 believed dead

Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in Ukraine ...

Pistorius murder trial resumes in South Africa

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is resuming ...

Earlier Opinion

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

Gattopardo economics

The old adage used to go plus ca change, ...

Sunday, 26 May 2013, 14:13