The Wisdom of Crowds

So, today the Bank of England dropped interest rates sharply once again. I usually avoid reading the BBC News "Have Your Say" forums, for therein lies the path to insanity and disillusionment in

Bull Or Bear

Two articles, both published today in two of the world's most august organs, each reaching dramatically different conclusions on the prospective state of the British economy and the implications of the recent drop


Today's random bit of weirdness - I just received a letter from an insurance company which quotes my "Age at next birthday" as being "32.5 years". I look forward to receiving all

Microsoft Offer To Buy Yahoo!

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 1, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced that it has made a proposal to the Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Board of Directors to acquire all the outstanding shares of

Britons "Richer Than Americans"

Here's something interesting - apparently UK GDP per capita will this year be higher than that of the USA, Germany, or France. Now, if only everything wasn't so bloody expensive on this side