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Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Made in China: the world’s biggest travel spenders

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events. In Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy classic, In Bruges, Ray, played by Colin Farrell, gets into a fight with …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Risk takers and risk evaders

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events. They say that as comedians get older, they stop making jokes about drugs, sex and hedonism, and start …

Reflections from my Lithuanian haircut

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events. For most of my adult life, my attitude to haircuts has been the following. Get them done as …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – The 21st-century economist

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events. A former colleague of mine once told me how, as a junior economist, he used to record economic …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Economics, artificial intelligence and the rise of machine learning

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events It’s fair to say that computers have come a long way. Wind the clock back 80 years and …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – UK – the fat cat of Europe

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events It seems fitting that the NHS, which celebrates its 70th anniversary in July, should be the subject of …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Is there such a thing as too much leave?

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events With the Christmas and New Year break now but a dim and distant memory, our thoughts turn naturally …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Reasons to be cheerful

Thank Fathom it’s the holidays A light-hearted look at the week’s events A friend used to coach table tennis to a very high level. He told me about …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Tax the rich?

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events People say that there’s a grain of truth in every joke. If you watch enough stand-up comedy, you …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Can Taylor Swift solve the productivity crisis?

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events Productivity growth has been dire in many advanced economies over the last decade. And there’s plenty of disagreement …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Less is more?

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events A chart has been doing the rounds among Fathom staff. It shows a strikingly close relationship between the …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Out with the old and in with the new this Christmas

This blog is a light-hearted look at the week’s events The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” may carry more weight than usual this Christmas. For …

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