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In recent weeks I have been reading one of the classics of power, Chimpanzee Politics by Frans de Waal. Firstly, it is superb and I can recommend it highly to anyone that has any interest in human development, primates, politics or strategy. What follows are some thoughts I had whilst reading. When written down, none… » read more

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On 23rd December 2015 I published this post forecasting a very good year for the price of Bitcoin. At the time, I quoted 1 BTC = 401.93 (Bid) and 402.87 (Ask) euros on Kraken. The current price on the exchange Kraken is 509.45 (Bid) and 509.50 (Ask) euros, which is a gain of 26.5%. In… » read more

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“There is a good review in today’s FT of the book ‘The Euro’ by the estimable Joseph Stiglitz. Martin Sandbu, the reviewer, notes Stiglitz’s contention that the Euro was ill conceived and doomed from the outset. However, Sandbu is very appreciative of Stiglitz’s critique of the various policy decisions which have been taken around the… » read more

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