Grolar Bear Sightings

With polar ice caps presumed to be melting faster than the last time polar ice caps melted, Undercurrent was recently contacted by Eskimo X, who’d seen an appeal advertisement that appeared in Anchorage Gazette that moved him, which detailed the tragic loss of extant Haggis populations in the Highlands. On a scarcely believable Zoom call … More Grolar Bear Sightings

Crocodile Farm

After 3/4 of a bottle of Red Label, and interpreting Ed’s silence like me, Brian must have come to the conclusion words were becoming about as useless a means of communication between us as they had been between Mugabe, Carrington, Nkomo and Soames during the Lancaster House shenanigans. He switched to an analogy that was … More Crocodile Farm

The Courage Of Ian Smith

In 1982, Smith visited America and Britain, and told reporters that Mugabe was turning to totalitarianism. For some reason, Mugabe later went on to choose the Marxist Leninist flavour preferred by Nkomo’s ZAPU, over ZANU’s Chairman Mao Chinese flavour, perhaps to sideline Nkomo. That was when he sent his Matabeleland Massacre brigade to North Korea … More The Courage Of Ian Smith

Push And Pull

It was always going to require exceptional circumstances for investors in developed economies to go beyond traditional short term investments in emerging markets, and those exceptional circumstances would have arrived in 2008 post subprime if developed economies hadn’t taken exceptional short term measures like quantitative easing to paper over the cracks and buy time. Using … More Push And Pull