The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Clock ticks for Swatch in Apple Watch challenge

March 17, 2015

By Carol Ryan

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Italy: land of the rich Russian

August 20, 2010



The following article by Silvia Marchetti first appeared in GlobalPost.

ROME, Italy — Ischia and Capri, two tiny islands in the Gulf of Naples, are fighting over big money. That is, Russian money.

from UK News:

The death knell for bling?

October 29, 2008

In these hard times, those whose job it is to part us from our money in the shops are beginning to describe the retailing experience as a family activity, a way of relaxing -- absolutely nothing to do with conspicuous consumption, you understand.