Hyperinflation is hard to grasp, harder still to tolerate

Loose change IN 1946 Gyorgy Faludy, a Hungarian poet, received 300bn pengo for a new edition of his works. The sum would have been worth $ 60bn before the second world war. But after the Nazis departed with Hungary’s gold reserves and the Russians occupied its territory, the country’s currency was not what it was—and […]

US agents untrained to vet Islamic radicals, have poor grasp of jihadist threat, experts warn

US law enforcers aren’t trained to detect Islamic radicals, which enabled a suspected Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist to remain off the radar in America for seven years, attorney Jennifer Breedon told RT. Saudi national, Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj, who trained at the Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan together with some of the 9/11 plane hijackers, was detained in Oklahoma […]

The DeanBeat: What gamers should grasp about big studios and big games

I anticipated that Electronic Arts’ purchase of Titanfall studio Respawn Entertainment wasn’t going to go over well with fans. And from what I’ve seen, the reaction has been mostly negative. But should we really be so quick to judge this will be the death knell for creativity at Respawn? I don’t think so. I think […]

Backstroke record within Kylie Masse's grasp at swimming worlds

Kylie Masse will be staring at a world record in the 100-metre backstroke later this week in Budapest, Hungary, two years after failing to make the Canadian squad for the Toronto Pan American Games. That one “blip” on the rising swimmer’s career, says coach Byron MacDonald, could turn out to be the best thing to […]