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About tryingtobefair

More than a little interested in how we can all make the community we live in a better place. "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed" Gandhi. Let's all learn what's enough.

PS. An opinion on Davos. {A.Chakrobortty, Guardian}

No natural force created this intense unfairness, the growing global inequality in wealth and incomes, the recent Oxfam report graphically highlights it. The gulf between the super-rich and the rest of us did not gape wide open overnight. Rather, it … Continue reading

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Israel and Palestine.

The one word and one image which comes to mind every time I read of spates between these two peoples are “proportionality” and “David and Goliath”. “Echoing his friend Donald Trump, Mr Netanyahu has told reporters that Israel can choose … Continue reading

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Davos, World Economic Forum. Jan 2019

This very week the good and the great {100 state leaders, and at least 1,000 business leaders and “special invitees”, {eg Prince William?  David Blaine illusionist and thrill seeking performer? and the odd film star} are gathering in Davos, at … Continue reading

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Harvard University.

A little item I picked up regarding Harvard. We are talking about the richest University in the world, value of its investment bursary for financial year end 2017 was a whopping $37 Billion. These funds are managed through a Harvard … Continue reading

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The Big Four Family Trees

An update on where they came from. Much of their growth has come from mergers and / or takeovers. However they got to where they are, they have become way too dominant but there is a serious head of steam … Continue reading

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The Big Four

We all know who they are PwC, Deloitte, KPMG & EY who are my least favourite as an Irish person. EY audited Lehman Bros and more importantly Anglo Irish Bank which cost the Irish Taxpayer about €29 Billion +/- a … Continue reading

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USA Steel Tariffs & China

Trump complains about the imbalance of trade with China, and so he should. USA export $130 Bil to China (lots of it raw materials to be converted into finished goods for export back to USA!!) China exports $506 Bil to … Continue reading

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