Alice’s lessons in economics

It’s the time of year to offer Christmas reading lists. But if you haven’t the energy to read much more on finance or politics, just grab an old copy of Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll.

As Chris Andrew of wealth manager Clarmond points out, parts of the sequel to Alice in Wonderland tell you all you need know about today’s economies. The Red Queen amazes Alice with her ability to run very fast without ever getting anywhere.

In our country, says Alice, “you generally get to somewhere else – if you run very fast for a long time [...]

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