The future is getting brighter

It is a well-known fact that a long spell of hot weather in a very poor country means that country is about to enjoy the biggest economic boom in its entire history.

20th July, 2013
Just before we pass out, we could sing a few verses of You'll Never Beat The Irish.

It is a well-known fact that a long spell of hot weather in an extremely poor country means that that country is about to enjoy the biggest economic boom in its entire history - or at least since the last really big one.

Celebrity economists - is there any other kind? - point out that hot weather leads to an increase in spending on ice cream, cider, splash pools and convertibles. And if people are...

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