Category Archives: Economics

eBay: unsafe items, and the lack of a proper complaints procedure

Lately, I’ve been working on the garden, getting rid of some old logs etc.  I also want to be able to handle large items around the garden and workshop in future: lifting paving slabs, tires, and the like. So, I thought the ideal thing would be a chain block hoist.  Basically these are pulleys with […]

UK Interest Rates: Government figures vs. Government figures

Officially, the UK Inflation rate is 2.4%. Except that inflation is supposed to be “a measure of the rise in cost of goods and services“. Based on actual figures from the Office of National Statistics, the same organisation that reports the inflation rate, things are very different: Gas and electricity: +142% Car tax & insurance […]