• When prices go up two processes will set in - an increased production and a decreased consumption. The effect will be a gradual fall in prices. If prices get too low two processes will set in - decreased production because a man will not continue to produce at a loss and, second, increased consumption. These two forces will tend to establish the normal balance.  Ten years later I became rich by remembering those words.~Bernard BaruchTweet

Christmas crackers jokes

Christmas crackers jokes

Christmas crackers are a British tradition dating back to Victorian times when in the early 1850s, London confectioner Tom Smith started adding a motto to his sugared almond bon-bons which he sold wrapped in a twisted paper package. The story goes that he was inspired to add ‘bang’ when he heard the crackle of a log he had just put on the fire. He decided to make a log shaped package that would produce a … Continue reading

Thoughts on Shakespeare

Thoughts and reflections on William Shakespeare

The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be. Women have often more of what is called good sense then men. They have fewer pretensions; are less implicated in theories; and judge of objects more from their immediate and involuntary impression on the mind, and, therefore, more … Continue reading

George Mikes and The English Language

I thought I knew English George Mikes

I THOUGHT I KNEW ENGLISH  by GEORGE MIKES When I came to England I thought I knew English fairly well. In Budapest my English proved quite sufficient. On arrival in this country I found that Budapest English was quite different from London English. I should not like to seem biased, but I found Budapest English much better in many ways. In England I found two difficulties. First: I did not understand people, and secondly: they … Continue reading