Market slump, after market high, is not unusual

After the US stock market highs of 2018, the US is set for the worst December fall since the Great Depression in 1931. The market was alarmed by the revelation that over the weekend the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the unusual step of calling the chief executives of America's six largest banks to …

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Read my lips; how about his eyes?

The political pundits have had a field day over Jeremy Corbyn's muttering 'stupid people' in the House of Commons. The problem is that many of them think that he said 'stupid woman' about Prime Minister Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday. There were calls for Corbyn to return to the chamber to apologize, …

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An Introduction to Zugology

Zugology is the theology of balanced Christianity.  It is a new branch of theology that overarches all current branches of theology, being the summation of them all. Systematic theology, biblical theology, historical theology, experimental theology, comparative theology, etc.  The list goes on. Zugology is that branch of theology which requires the balancing and integrating of …

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Hellenization and Hanukkah

Today is the final day of the Jewish Hanukkah celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following its desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes.  It is a winter festival, mentioned in the New Testament: 'it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem, and it was …

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Selective quotations

We have a very clear and recent example of selective quotation by the BBC in its commentary surrounding the use of parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the anonymous person who secured a court injunction preventing The Daily Telegraph publishing allegations of sexual and racial harassment. While other commentators quite rightly concentrate on …

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Balancing individual rights with societal rights and the common good

Individual rights are trumping societal rights.  The tail is wagging the dog. Since the Nuremberg trials for Nazi atrocities in WWII, individual rights have risen up the agenda, but now the pendulum has swung too far to the detriment of societal rights. We cannot each have bus routes and bus stops outside our home.  Individual …

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