Thought Leadership

Laffer Curve

Last week’s piece on tax (or was it on drinking?) certainly created a stir. MMPI finds this somewhat surprising because…

Tax Reform

Legend has it that death and taxes are two certainties in life but there is a third – the guys…

Arithmetical Losses

Older readers may remember a time when loss referred to Joe Loss and his Big Band Orchestra. Nowadays, of course,…

Meaning of Meaning

It is said that theories are expounded about absolutely every conceivable topic – the Meaning of Meaning is an example.…

Cucumbers & Grapes

What have cucumbers and grapes got to do with finance? Both represent rewards causing either satisfaction or annoying distress. In…

Useless Efforts

The idea of an effort being useless is counter intuitive. Effort is defined as an undertaking using up a lot…

Frustratingly Impossible

Optimists do not deal with impossibilities; for them everything is possible. Realists know better! In legal terms, impossibility is a…

Marginal Gains

We are intrigued by the ongoing Team Sky/British Cycling controversy and the process of “marginal gains” as an explanation of…

Reasonable Reasoning

Reasoning is the process of thinking about a subject matter through rational, level-headed reflection.  Many people draw inferences from complex…

Measuring Success

Success is the achievement and accomplishment of goals and ambitions. Measuring success has always been open to wild interpretation and…

Life, Pensions & Investment Awards MMPI – Best Financial Adviser in Town

The Irish Brokers Association (IBA) is the premier representative body for Financial Advisers in Ireland. The IBA represents over 450…

Economic Equivalence

You may have heard of classical economists Thomas Malthus and Adam Smith but not David Ricardo – and yet it…