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Posted: 09 Apr 20 | Updated: 27 May 20 | Full View
This article is the first in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and anticipate what our near future could be so we can adapt to any threats to our financial well-being. This article looks into governments printing massive amounts of rescue money - 'helicopter money' - and the possibility of it triggering inflation or worse, hyperinflation.
Posted: 10 Jan 20 | Updated: 27 May 20 | Full View
Internet connections were once too slow for people to stream movies from Netflix. Instead, they borrowed videotapes from Blockbuster to watch at home. In September 2000, after months of trying to set up a meeting, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and CFO Barry McCarthy finally got together with Blockbuster CEO John Antioco. Netflix was in trouble. It was on track to lose $50 million that year while tens of other internet-based companies just went bust in the dot-com crash.