Having some fun with SA School Boy First XV Rugby Rankings

Growing up in South Africa will no doubt mean that you have heard of, or played rugby in some form or another. For some, the memories might hold negative political connotations, while for others it brings back visions of grandeur and victory. Nevertheless, depending on your political stance, whether you played or not, or if you […]

The Most Important Thing ...

is to not stop questioning – Albert Einstein. Few minds have elevated our collective intelligence as much as Albert Einstein. Last month gravitational waves, a phenomena predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, were detected. As with science, Einstein’s views on intelligence, creativity, and humanity were well ahead of his time. So much so that […]

When Banks Shrink so Does Economic Gowth

Something unusual happened in Europe at the beginning of 2016: the banking authorities actually implemented an important regulation. Of course the regulation in question should have been operational long before the 2007/8 financial crisis (in which case the crisis may not have happened on the first place). Given the speed at which decisions are made […]