surinenglish

19:55

Get paid to eat

Surely isn't the one catch-all trick to offer wine at half price across the board?

ANDREW J. LINN

19:53

THE EURO ZONE

Compare and contrast

To question that imposing total lockdowns during pandemics is the only, or at least the best, way to proceed has become an almost unspeakable taboo

Mark Nayler

19:52

THE MUSIC MAKER

Wave culture

A fixed, false smile, glazed expression and constantly pumping arm for everyone - that should do the trick

Peter Edgerton

19:50

THE BOTTOM LINE

Tales from the old days

The girl looks up from her history book. Without checking the date, she assumes she's been reading about the 17th or 18th century, even earlier. Then she realises her mistake

Rachel Haynes

16:33

Prohibition, will they never learn?

When Prohibition became law in the US a century ago, no-one had thought through the consequences, and the declared aims were never achieved

ANDREW J. LINN

16:31

Not fair enough

The official ferias are deemed too risky, even though informal street parties, spread over the crowded terraces of bars and restaurants, are happening several times a week in villages, towns and cities throughout Andalucía

Mark Nayler

16:27

THE EURO ZONE

Opposing forces

The Spanish opposition seems to have nothing else in its armoury except a dictionary of personal insults from which to abuse the prime minister and a range of showy tactics, designed chiefly to satisfy its supporters' visceral loathing of the left

Mark Nayler

16:24

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Is this time different?

Cash is no longer risk-free. If we want to achieve a successful investment outcome over the next decade, we need to think about several things in a different way

JEREMY BLATCH jb@ehh.gi

16:20

THE MUSIC MAKER

Amazon gain forest

If my calculations are right, and Jeff Bezos was taxed at ninety-nine per cent, he'd still be getting about 216,000 dollars an hour which is even more than London plumbers charge

Peter Edgerton

19:19

THE BOTTOM LINE

A lesson and an opportunity

Marbella needs to position itself as the ideal place to live in a world where remote working will be more and more common

Héctor Barbotta

19:15

THE MUSIC MAKER

Filling groovy

Forty years ago it had never occurred to me that taking a photo of one's own teeth might one day become an actual thing

Peter Edgerton

19:11

Myths and legends

Misunderstandings arise because here we tend to speak in louder tones than other Europeans to make ourselves heard above the clatter of plates, and, in many places, other customers

ANDREW J. LINN

12:14

THE EURO ZONE

Strings attached

If the EU funds are to have maximum benefit for Spain, the Spanish government, especially not the one that's currently in power, shouldn't have "carte blanche" in using them

Mark Nayler

14:51

THE BOTTOM LINE

What if...?

The problem with passing legislation that affects absolutely everybody is that it's very difficult to find a formula that can be applied to everyone's circumstances

Rachel Haynes