Author: Angus Shaw

Why we never win the lottery

  More chance of seeing  Elvis in the local supermarket, more chance of getting shot dead in a random drive-by. More chance of stumbling across an unpublished Ernest Hemingway manuscript,...

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Well, well, Mr Kissinger…

Well, well, Mr Kissinger. The outlook might have looked different in 1974. Dire economic  hardships persist in the developing world. Poor, inadequate harvests are again forecast in Zimbabwe this year....

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The shocking truth about the Euro

Shock, horror. The euro has now fallen well below the U.S. dollar. A chocolate euro now costs more than the real coin is worth. As Zimbabwe abandoned the local dollar...

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Bringing out our dead

Unless a demented co-pilot plunges his Airbus into the French alps with the loss of all on board, or Jihadists decapitate or burn alive their captives, we seldom reflect on...

Consequences of loss

I became acquainted with loss at an early age. Both my parents died when I was a child, my mother before my father. My father had once forgotten to collect...