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Bank bonuses: no rhyme, reason or justification, Eagle Eye

Bank bonuses: no rhyme, reason or justification

Wall Street employees get their huge bonuses regardless of how the bank does. The argument that this pay rewards performance is nonsense. And my research suggests that remuneration systems at British banks are just as flawed.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 8:37 pm

One day, two shockers!, Chunomics

One day, two shockers!

I’m not quite sure if I can take any more. First that nasty and very unexpected fall in GDP this morning…

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 7:45 pm

Google produces personalised ad blocker, Notebook

Google produces personalised ad blocker

Internet users tired of being pestered by personalised adverts will be able to avoid them in future after Google launched an extension to stop their browser cookies being tracked by online companies.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 7:01 pm

Arabs, Christians, and the lessons of history, Eagle Eye

Arabs, Christians, and the lessons of history

For me as a British Muslim, one of the greatest joys of living in this country is to see the way different faiths are not just tolerated, but embraced. Freedom of worship is one of the fundamental rights of a civilised society, and the way it is fulfilled is emblematic of the British values I love. When that basic right is threatened, it diminishes us all. Every time a group of Arab Christians is attacked and killed in the Middle East for their faith, it sends a shockwave which alarms all right-thinking people, and the slaughter is condemned by political and religious leaders throughout the world.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 3:05 pm

Is the world’s largest super-volcano set to erupt for the first time in 600,000 years, wiping out two-thirds of the US?, Eagle Eye

Is the world’s largest super-volcano set to erupt for the first time in 600,000 years, wiping out two-thirds of the US?

Fabulous question for number 493 for my collection of those to which the answer is No. Asked by – you know – a newspaper. With a “How Journalism Works” second award for the use of “set to”.
Thank you to PaulH61.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 1:40 pm

Bad news for jobs and public finances, Chunomics

Bad news for jobs and public finances

The City economists still don’t know quite what to make of the shockingly bad GDP figures. According to the official statisticians, if it hadn’t been for the snow then GDP would have been flat in the last three months of 2010 rather than falling by 0.5 per cent – but that is still very bad and suggests an underlying weakness in the economy.

By | Chunomics | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 1:07 pm

Is the Mourinho legacy already falling apart at Real Madrid?, Sport

Is the Mourinho legacy already falling apart at Real Madrid?

‘It takes a brave man to bet against Mourinho’, I was once told but to be honest it would be a foolish man who would bet against Barcelona seeing the kind of form they are in at the moment.
Mourinho’s legacy as the game’s top manager was put at stake the moment he signed his Real [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 12:43 pm

Andy Gray, Richard Keys and Melanie Phillips star in new West End play, “Dinner for Three”, Sport

Andy Gray, Richard Keys and Melanie Phillips star in new West End play, “Dinner for Three”

A Dinner Table, in a windowless private room somewhere deep in the 50% income tax band.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:50 am

The price of Jerusalem, Notebook

The price of Jerusalem

I turned on Al Jazeera on Sunday to see a live interview with Maher Hanoun. In 2009, I was living with Maher’s family in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah when they were evicted from their home.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:33 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:11 am

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