What Will They Inherit?
A colossal debt is what our grandchildren stand to inherit.
Let’s be clear about this, because politicians are not always clear, perhaps because they don’t understand it, although that’s unlikely… READ MORE
In The Archive:
DO YOU AGREE?
Ben has two young children and is considering a mortgage with a deposit of £160,000.
Ben, gloomily, “It’s a big investment.”
Me, “A baby costs more. The Daily Telegraph says a child costs £227,000 to rear, if it doesn’t go to uni.”
Ben, still gloomy, “Trouble is, you can’t sell the baby.”
MONEY: WOMEN: MATHS
A step by step guide to speaking maths
For over ten years I have talked to many mathematicians, and – speaking as a professional interviewer – sometimes I have found that very difficult. Recently, I blurted this out to a revered mathematician and – to my surprise – Read more…
BIG MONEY. It’s good news that – only four years after she released her first album – singer Adele is making £80,000 a day. Not quite as well-paid, at an average of £102,000 a week, are the players at Manchester City, Britain’s best-paid Football Club.
I’m always happy to hear that someone is making big money because that means it’s possible. Envy gets you nowhere and eventually it sours you – visibly.
BIGGER MONEY. A businessman, appointed to the board of an NHS Trust, recently told the Times that it took him six months to get the finance department – which employed 250 people – to produce a profit and loss statement. They had never produced one before!!!!!
Sir Tim Hunt recently said that when you criticise girls in laboratories, the girls cry.
The University acted promptly, which was correct. Unfortunately, Sir Tim Hunt’s publicly-made, small remark has big, international significance.
Like Prince Harry thoughtlessly wearing a Nazi armband, it was unacceptable.