Daily Column – 24th March 2022

He said on Tuesday that the war in Ukraine could “turn into a global food crisis,” and one of the main reasons might be a little surprising: rising fertiliser prices. Industrial-scale crops need a little more attention than your succulents on your window sill. Farmers use fertilisers to give crops the nutrients they need and … Read more

Daily Column – 23rd March 2022

The world’s smallest violin is playing as the EU, the UK, and the US work together to seize the assets of Russian oligarchs who have been banned from the country. During his State of the Union speech earlier this month, President Biden said that the West would “seize your yachts.” We are going to take … Read more

Daily Column – 22nd March 2022

To show that they care about the environment, companies will now have to say how many tonnes of CO2 they produce each year. This is the first time that companies will be required to say how many tonnes of CO2 they produce each year. Yesterday, Wall Street’s top regulator gave it the go-ahead for a … Read more

Daily Column – 21st March 2022

There’s a good analogy for what’s going on in Ukraine based on how the viral images show Russian tanks stuck in mud: More than three weeks into this fight, the Institute for the Study of War thinks it’s going to end in a stalemate (ISW). As you can see, this is how the well-known research … Read more

Daily Column – 20th March 2022

Cann is in the middle of two big trends: sober-interest and seltzer. If you want to get high, you can drink a low-dose cannabis seltzer that “gets you a little bit high,” co-founder Jake Bullock told us. “It’s kind of like a light, floaty head feeling that’s fun and social,” he said. Its second drink, … Read more

Daily Column – 19th March 2022

It’s been three weeks since the Russian government invaded Ukraine without any reason. More than 400 multinational companies have left the country. But there are still a lot of people, including a lot of American businesses, making money in the country. Why, in the face of so much public outrage over Russia’s actions, aren’t they … Read more

Daily Column – 18th March 2022

Last night, the men’s college basketball tournament started, and with it came even more shocking statistics about the rise of sports gambling in the United States and concerns about addiction among young people who are still in high school. The stats are first. According to the American Gaming Association, 45 million people in the United … Read more

Daily Column – 17th March 2022

The Federal Reserve voted yesterday to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018. Inflation was the main reason for the move. It’s the start of the high-wire balancing act that Chair Jerome Powell has to do. Lean one way, and high prices could stay high for a long time, taking a bigger bite … Read more

Daily Column – 16th March 2022

During winter evenings, the Senate says that you should have some more than just a little bit of sunshine in your pocket. Last week, it passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would make daylight saving time a permanent part of our lives. But the bill still has to get through the House, and it’s surrounded … Read more

Daily Column – 15th March 2022

Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine has been a wake-up call to European countries that haven’t been paying attention to their military. Germany said that it will buy 35 F-35 fighter jets and 15 Eurofighters to replace its old fleet of Tornado jets with new ones. A lot of money has been spent on the country’s … Read more