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Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Economic lessons from the drink-making habits of Fathom employees

Ever feel like you’re doing all the work? At Fathom we have an unwritten code of offering our colleagues a drink whenever we make one for ourselves. A …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Uber, the gig economy and a precarious house of cards

At last, something for black-cab drivers to be happy about! Keen users of controversial ride-hailing app Uber were dealt a substantial blow as Transport for London rejected Uber’s …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – The folly of chasing tails

Ever watched a dog chase its own tail? It’s a thankless task for the dog, but can be amusing for the observer. An exercise in futility always has …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – German students should head to the Med and learn how to spend

This author happens to be German and an economist. There are some perks associated with being German. For example, the summer months of every second year, when major …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – The unknown unknowns

“There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say, we know there are some things …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – The everlasting bank of mum and dad

Around 2 million students are studying at UK universities in the hope of developing their knowledge, gaining life experience and broadening their horizons, while, perhaps, partaking of one …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – ‘Booze Britain’ no more!

It is customary, late on a Friday afternoon, for Fathom to offer its staff a complimentary alcoholic beverage from the company fridge. Collectively, we have a taste for …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Premier League lessons for the UK economy

What is the primary challenge facing UK PLC at present? If you thought Brexit, think again. The correct answer, as regular readers will be aware, is the economy’s …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – If that’s what’s normal now, I don’t want to know

One member of Fathom’s staff yesterday found his journey into work delayed by a swan. The offending fowl had found its way onto the train track and, in …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – You may dislike economists, but how about politicians?

Economists, and this author is one, regularly score well below average on surveys of public opinion in relation to their trustworthiness – below both lawyers and pollsters in …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Why has Rwandan President Paul Kagame got beef with the Atlanta Falcons?

Here’s a bit of Friday afternoon trivia for you: ATLANTA FALCONS: 2017 SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS #Fakenews news headline from an Atlanta-based news organisation or slogan emblazoned on the …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – Just what is wrong with the French?

We Brits love to make fun of the French. It’s close to a national pastime. Back in 2008, inspired by news that a trader at Société Générale, Jérôme …

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