Amazon USA Opens its Doors to Australia Again

At midnight on June 30, 2018, Amazon barred sales from its USA store to Australia.

Amazon claimed that changes to Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), requiring businesses around the world levy the 10% charge at the place of sale was onerous. Rather, they protested, Australia should levy its own tax at its own border. Continue reading

On Bernie Sanders and Foreign Policy

Well, I took the time tonight, while Hamas-missiles are raining down on Israel and Israeli air raids are flying across Gaza in retaliation, to listen to Bernie Sanders’ Keynote Address to the non-profit Pro-Israel/Pro-Peace advocacy group, J Street, from April 22, 2018. I hoped to gain some insight into his foreign policy. Continue reading

Eighty Years On Kristallnacht How We Have Forgotten

Source: Wikipedia “Kristallnacht”.

I was reminded by a friend on Facebook that today November 9, 2018, is the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, “the night of glass” in which Jewish homes, businesses, synagogues and gatherings were vandalised, butchered and razed to the ground in Germany and the Greater Third Reich. Continue reading

Is Bernie Sanders A Revolution Too Late?

Having read Bernie Sanders’ political manifesto yesterday I’m surprised at its cogency. Based on media stereotypes I arrived at the start line expecting a crazy nutcase of a socialist and I finished the easy romp having met a pro-freedom-capitalist of the Keynesian economic faith.

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Your Three Keys to Confidence Lay in Selling

This is a reprise of an article I posted a few weeks ago. I didn’t think it offered the oomph and clarity I’d intended. So here’s goes: if you want to be confident …

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To find confidence, you’ve got to sell. It’s as simple as that. And to sell you’ve got to do just three things but they take work: Continue reading