Is Budapest expensive?

An interesting figure was published on Bloomberg showing where Londoners might potentially go after Brexit. This figure shows how expensive accommodation is compared to wages in…

Economics finally opens to reality?

Probably. Richard H. Thaler, a leading figure in the field of behavioural economics emphasizing the limitations of rationality, was the recipient of the Nobel Memorial…

Robots vs. the terracootta army

My colleague Citadella pictured the following future in his ‘The death of passive investments’ piece published this weekend. We have run out of global cheap…

The multiplying Estonian economy

There are almost 30 thousand Estonian e-residents. People wishing to establish location-independent enterprises, digital nomads, and British people jumping from Brexit are among them. Others…

We have to survive the impossible

Nothing can come from the ‘North Korean situation’, but the rising prices of raw materials, especially crude oil. Cliff Kupchan, chairman and analyst at the…

Zcash, the secret money

With the birth of bitcoin, a hitherto unknown monetary system based on a completely new principle came into being in 2009. Its main characteristic is…

Parallel universes – The DAO, part 3

The previous part explained that following the robbery of the decentralized company called The DAO, Ethereum’s blockchain eventually permanently forked. This was not the original…

Another good figure

Quite often, a figure is worth a thousand words, and I came across a relevant graph again. Earlier, I wrote about that different satisfaction and…

The most important figure

I think that, in terms of the prospects of the global economy, the most important figure is the one I added to the end of…

Plato on politics

Plato said ‘The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men’. Why is this quote still relevant…

Just stay calm!

The reason why capital markets are calm and exchange rates are increasing is that the world economy keeps getting stronger. It is especially true for…

Budding inflation

We often write about the impending inflation. In this regard, I have been discussing it with a colleague of mine, whether we at Alapblog do…

Robots will save the retired!

THOUGH, THEY WILL TAKE YOUR JOBS FIRST Ageing societies are the most severe issues of our days. What will happen to the pension? What will…

We have to survive the impossible

Nothing can come from the ‘North Korean situation’, but the rising prices of raw materials, especially crude oil. Cliff Kupchan, chairman and analyst at the…

The deadly labour market

Even though the American labour market is more flexible and has a higher employment rate than the Western European, on average, American workers still perform…

The unlikely war

The dictator of North Korea does not want war but to maintain his regime undisturbed. He believes that nuclear weaponry is a key to it…

Is Europe hopeless?

Greece and Italy could still go bankrupt and leave the eurozone. The majority of the members of EU cannot produce stable growth; currently there are…

IS THIS THE PEAK?

Bitcoin has been going through extraordinary exchange rate fluctuations: a day after it crossed the ambitious 10000-dollar line, it reached 11000 dollars and then, it…