James Max - James Max is a broadcaster, columnist and business expert


Shut up Bill Nighy!

Bill Nighy is a great actor. I like his work. Always have done. He’s eloquent, engaging and highly articulate. Yet he’s utterly wrong, foolish, naïve and strangely motivated by this incomprehensible idea that a financial transaction tax would be a good idea. In simple terms the financial transaction tax (sometimes known as a Tobin tax) […]

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Profit isn’t a dirty word


If I hear one more person say “but we don’t make anything anymore” as an answer to our current economic troubles, I swear I will become violent! Let’s be clear. We do make things. According to the IHS Global Insight (a US economic consultancy) we are seventh in the world league of manufacturing value added […]

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