Betsson Group is the biggest iGaming operator in Malta, employing more than 1,000 people. This milestone was in fact reached on the 7th of March 2017. This company is indeed one of the cornerstones, or at least a major player, of this industry which nowadays contributes 12% of our GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Amidst “certain […]Continue readingMore Tag
Corruption is the Scourge of the Earth!
Corruption is a scourge, much worse than what most people think! Unfortunately the perception about how damaging corruption is, pales in comparison to reality, Unfortunately facts do not convince people. Facts do not win arguments and they do not change people’s minds. It is called the backfire effect which was discovered as a result of […]Continue readingMore Tag
The Angry, The Proud, and the Frustrated
This will hopefully be a simpler post than usual, it is just three thoughts from yesterday which I wanted to share. These thoughts are reactions to “news” or rather statements which came out last Wednesday (17th May 2017). The first thought is about something that made me angry especially because of the source the “nugget […]Continue readingMore Tag
Malta’s Economic Performance by Legislature 1971-2016
The prowess or weakness of the economic performance achieved during the tenure of any particular government and how it compares to other administrations gets touted or berated to justify political arguments, but more often than not is actually used to reinforce one’s preconceived notions. The current’s administration economic achievements are to evaluate especially on the […]Continue readingMore Tag
How To Actually Save Our Towns From Overdevelopment
The carnage of our environment goes on! The greed of developers has no bounds, the stupidity and perhaps corruption of planning officials and politicians persists; yet the reaction of the self-appointed defenders of our environment does not impress me as being any better. This time it is a slew of applications in Pembroke that has […]Continue readingMore Tag
Malta’s Economic Miracle: Does It Exist?
An Economic miracle sounds pretty nice….that is exactly what you would like your country to go through. Due to my academic background and personal beliefs, I am particularly amused at the notion of an “economic miracle”. However, for our purposes we will vaguely define an “economic miracle” as a prolonged period of time during which […]Continue readingMore Tag