Stanley Pignal

Stanley Pignal

@spignal

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Man in Paris for The Economist, looking at European business and finance. Past includes Mumbai, Brussels, London, FT. Personal feed. Bio and contacts 👇

Paris, France
Joined on November 23, 2008
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Fun Fact

Everyword is a Twitter account created by Adam Parrish in December 2007 to share every word in the English language on Twitter. Since then, this account has tweeted 84k+ words.

We need a word for when you receive an out-of-office message from the person you were instructed to send a message to by your original recipient's out-of-office message.

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Interesting new format (for me): plastic wine bottle. I suspect we will see a lot more of these for wines at the fun/cheerful end of the spectrum. https://t.co/1nbUHFLu7X

Interesting new format (for me): plastic wine bottle. I suspect we will see a lot more of these for wines at the fun/cheerful end of the spectrum. https://t.co/1nbUHFLu7X

How to improve Twitter: Every time someone gets blocked by 10 (real) people, a message goes out to all their followers saying "XYZ has been blocked by 10 people, do you still wish to follow them? - Keep following / Stop" Nudges Twitter users away from the well-poisoners

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Quoted @HillaryClinton

Either @TimKaine and I had a very vivid shared hallucination four years ago or Maureen had too much pot brownie before writing her column again. https://t.co/J3SSwtkg7x

Hillary Clinton attacking Maureen Dowd would work better if Maureen Dowd wasn't making a fair point. 2016 was not a case of a man choosing to put a woman on the ticket, so not sure the jibe is warranted? https://t.co/pq6ZZhjv76

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After so many festival and event cancellations, it is great news that 2020 Silly Season is going ahead as planned. https://t.co/QrEYLdIguV

After so many festival and event cancellations, it is great news that 2020 Silly Season is going ahead as planned. https://t.co/QrEYLdIguV

Quoted @TheEconomist

What kind of government leaves a mountain of explosive chemicals lying around unsafely for the better part of a decade? https://t.co/vOz2xRJHXB

Ooh ooh I know this one https://t.co/j84xiaKF0p

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Brian Hook's resignation is as good a moment as any to remember this Hall of Fame-worthy scoop from @Dimi last year

https://t.co/ZnTIjBGZld https://t.co/4p5Xb3FTCl

Brian Hook's resignation is as good a moment as any to remember this Hall of Fame-worthy scoop from @Dimi last year https://t.co/ZnTIjBGZld https://t.co/4p5Xb3FTCl

I am 5 pages away from finishing J R by William Gaddis. I still have no idea what happened in this novel. I highly recommend it though! A delightfully unusual book, but plan for a month of committed reading.

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What are the odds of being an ammonium nitrate AND infectious diseases expert?? I'd have thought it would be a rare combination but apparently not.

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2020 plan:            2020 actual: https://t.co/XOAQXGl9Io
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2020 plan: 2020 actual: https://t.co/XOAQXGl9Io

Quoted @shannonpareil

Uber tells employees they can keep working from home thru June 2021 (follows Google's similar announcement last week).

To be clear Uber "employees" who get to work from home do not include the Uber "not-employees" who actually drive the cars... https://t.co/I3Edp7Wb9C

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The median age of British newspaper subscribers is 55 - about 15 years more than the median age of the population. Worse, it is not clear to me that today's 30-something social media users become tomorrow's newspaper audience. https://t.co/aquhOQS0l1

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Quoted @andrew_lilico

Don't dismiss those who care about the economy — it's necessary to enjoy life https://t.co/6bupChpBsI

Tell you what else is necessary to enjoy life tho https://t.co/6B3FR2kyPK

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I know that rising rents can also make neighbourhoods duller by replacing artists with lawyers. The solution is a range tenancies to suit landlords and tenants: some of them very long-term and stable, some very casual, with options in the middle to suit all tastes.

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If you have a rent freeze, like Berlin, it means lots of potential tenants interested in one flat. So the landlord picks the most boring of the lot, with a full-time job and a history of payslips. Makes life harder for new arrivals, minorities, entrepreneurs etc.

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Quoted @MerrynSW

Well that’s that then #coverstorycurse@MoneyWeekhttps://t.co/oCckFkSJiD

Well that’s that then #coverstorycurse ⁦@MoneyWeek⁩ https://t.co/oCckFkSJiD

It turned out it was not that, then. https://t.co/oYAgVu0CXh

How many times over have the proceeds of a vaunted European tax on US tech giants been spent:

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There is a good reason Indians still find his views embarrassing. Wikipedia Started in 2001 and he publicly criticised it in 1990’s https://t.co/5o0Ty4uP7Z

There is a good reason Indians still find his views embarrassing. Wikipedia Started in 2001 and he publicly criticised it in 1990’s https://t.co/5o0Ty4uP7Z

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Quoted @Johnny_suputama

Japanese bagmaker Tsuchiya Kaban has created a leather bag specifically for carrying watermelons https://t.co/VQTfXjpZQ3 https://t.co/UwDXI7m2cW

Japanese bagmaker Tsuchiya Kaban has created a leather bag specifically for carrying watermelons https://t.co/VQTfXjpZQ3 https://t.co/UwDXI7m2cW

The final boss of How To Spend It is the watermelon carrying leather bag. https://t.co/KBtlhazwwX

I wonder if this literally exploding thermometre is an allegory in some way? https://t.co/UIBTkIjDUo
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I wonder if this literally exploding thermometre is an allegory in some way? https://t.co/UIBTkIjDUo

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