Tag: economic crisis

The European Union much less popular than Red Ruled Europe

In its latest EU-wide survey of citizens’ views, the EU’s spring ‘Euro barometer’ will not make for comfortable reading in Brussels. Despite the Eurorats’ usual attempts to extract some positives from the answers to its 29 questions with many possible answers for each, the simple fact is that only 23% of the 27 nation EU citizens said they’re in favour of the EU as it is today.

WHAT RECESSION

When businesses fail it is easy to blame the recession or Covid-19.  In all but a few cases that argument doesn’t stack up.  Failure is more often due to complacency and miserable management.  Obliged by business appointments to occasionally visit a splendidly situated restaurant I disliked doing so as the service was excruciatingly bad. Is the owner under the illusion that a little Spanish sunshine is enough to compensate for bone idle offhand staff? Rival restaurants lacking such beautiful surroundings thrive. It is service, not the location that puts bums on seats. 

Poised for Putsch now the United States Army

More than 120 retired US military leaders have signed an open letter criticising the Biden administration’s policies and questioning the outcome of the 2020 election ~ and the president’s mental health. The retired brass’ concerns reflect growing distrust in basic social institutions and federal authorities among Americans, observers say.

HUMOUR IN BANKRUPTCY

We often find humour even under the most dreadful circumstances; it is known as gallows humour. The never-ending recession has produced its own brand of wit. ‘With the market turmoil being what it is what’s the best way to make a small fortune?  Start off with a large one’.