Penny foolish, pound foolish!

Economic theories and jargon have been a nightmare since my first economics class. They have not just put a ‘young’ me to sleep at silly hours but also passed over my clueless head till this time of going to press. The only truism that makes sense to me is the one attributed to the pioneering economist Lord John Maynard Keynes: In the long run, we are all dead! Continue Reading

Licentious learners

Brevity is the soul of wit, but what is the soul of journalism, which is all about grist? Bravado? Bragging? Breast-beating? Well, I realised I had erred on the side of excess last week, both in terms of words and worthless wisdom, but when an enlightened reader pointed that out in a stinging left-handed compliment, some air did exit this bloated self. Continue Reading