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Apple products

Apple, why aren’t your products cheaper?

Preamble: I wrote this post about Apple products (and Apple pricing!) a few years ago. I’m re-sharing it today. Mainly because I re-found the ‘bad advice’ tumblr blog over at the Establishment (this sentence will make sense shortly). And spoiler alert: that tumblr blog is still awesome. One of my favourite ways of occupying time […]

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car trade-in

Car Trade-In: When Is The Right Time?

Costs, benefits, and the incentives of car dealerships.

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GMO foodstuffs

Yes, But We Need GMO Though

Go go GMO. All the way. Yes. Because the economic alternatives are worse.

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Legalizing The Trade in Rhino Horn

Or could this all be trumped by a clever facebook campaign?

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astrology and the science of birthdays

The Economic Explanation for… Astrology?

How your birthday affects your life - and might even explain the long-standing belief in Astrology and star signs as predictors of your personality...

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mogadishu and somalia

Mogadishu: How Cities Go Free Marketeering

There is an economic story behind the civil war in Somalia, and it centers on Mogadishu. Because what happens when an urban population grows too quickly?

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Are we heading for Financial Armageddon?

The internet is filled with financial prophets of doom, all proclaiming the Fiat Money End Times. Should we be worried that they're right?

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unit trusts: things to know

Unit Trusts: The Stuff You Really Need To Think About [Part 4]

Pre-script: I’m reposting a series of posts from a few years back on Unit Trusts. There are four. This is the fourth.< So to briefly recap, after spending a bit of time analysing your risk tolerance, you’ve decided on where you place yourself in the Unit Trust universe: Can’t Handle Any Kind Of Risk At […]

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unit trust fees

Unit Trusts: What You Should Know About Fees [Part 3]

Pre-script: I’m reposting a series of posts from a few years back on Unit Trusts. There are four. This is the third. So to briefly recap, after spending a bit of time analysing your risk tolerance, you’ve decided on where you place yourself in the Unit Trust universe. And¬†having placed yourself in the right risk […]

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unit trusts and assessing risk tolerance

Unit Trusts: Assessing Your Risk Tolerance [Part 2]

The first step in picking your unit trust: self-assessing your risk appetite.

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