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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.

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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We’re all in EU together, or are we?

Google (parent company Alphabet) and Facebook are representative of a number of multinationals based in Ireland. We just love them because they employ lots of people who all pay their taxes and PRSI. Unfortunately they tend to crowd around Dublin … Continue reading

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The shennigans of Yahoo !

Yahoo was taken over in June 2017 by another huge USA corp. Verizon for $4.5 Billion. Thats a whole other story. Now I just want to tell you a little of Yahoo’s structure. Yahoo Inc. has 58 registered subsidiaries, they … Continue reading

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Irish citizens badly served by their Gov’t

People always make money in times of crisis. Some of the world’s most lasting fortunes have been accrued during recessions, depressions and even wars. It is just the way of things. We have seen it again in recent years in … Continue reading

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Brexit..Hard or Soft is a problem

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