The Value of Taking Risks

  Curiosity and Its Twelve Rules for Liveby F. H. BuckleyEncounter Books, 2021xx + 228 pages Frank Buckley, a Canadian-born lawyer who teaches at the Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, has given us in this remarkable book a philosophy of life, based on unusually wide knowledge and penetrating reflection. In what follows, I shall discuss only a…

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Cryptocurrencies boom as Brits throw caution to the wind

The number of Britons who own cryptocurrencies has risen to an estimated 2.3 million amid signs that fewer consumers believe that putting money into the nascent market is a gamble. The Financial Conduct Authority said yesterday that its latest research indicated that about 400,000 more adults had recently bought bitcoin and other cryptoassets. The regulator’s survey suggests that 4.4 per…

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Why Big Business Ends up Supporting the Regime

Policymakers know they hold immense power to regulate and punish firms that don’t play ball. Industry leaders know this too. So it’s likely both sides will indeed end up “playing ball."  The Democrats in Congress want comprehensive regulation of social media which will ultimately allow regime regulators to decide what is and what is not “disinformation.” This has become very…

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Yorkshire start-up helps client win back £8k in wrongly charged loan fees

A property developer who took out a bridging loan in 2019 has reclaimed £8,200 in wrongly charged loan interest and fees thanks to Yorkshire start-up Secured Lending Auditing. The firm, which checks commercial loans and mortgages for any mismanagement that could result in a refund back to the borrower, was instructed to perform a specialist commercial finance audit by the…

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In Defense of Debt Collection

You know hypocrisy, as when the pot calls the kettle black? Well, this news report gives new meaning to the idea: The rise in American consumer debt has been accompanied by a sharp increase in complaints about aggressive and sometimes unscrupulous tactics by debt collection agencies, a phenomenon that has government regulators increasingly concerned. So the government is concerned about…

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The G7's Reckless Commitment To Mounting Debt

Historically, meetings of the largest economies in the world have been essential to reach essential agreements that would incentivize prosperity and growth. This was not the case this time. The G7 meeting agreements were light on detailed economic decisions, except on the most damaging of them all. A minimum global corporate tax. Why not an agreement on a maximum global public…

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UK tech leaders team up to fight climate crisis, drive green investment and help 100 million make greener choices

Leading UK tech companies are joining forces to accelerate progress to net zero, support tech companies in making a climate action plan and use tech to help the 100 million customers they serve live more sustainably. The Tech Zero taskforce officially launches in London today and is targeting 1,000 members by COP26 this November. The Tech Zero taskforce is led…

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Lockdown extension ‘will be devastating’ for business

A delay to the full unlocking of Covid-19 restrictions will be devastating for businesses and require a comprehensive extension of emergency support to avoid further widespread job losses, the government has been warned. Employers’ groups said that extensive help would be vital to protect firms if Boris Johnson pushes back the planned June 21 lifting of Covid-19 restrictions at a…

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