Tag Archives: Work

Live local, think global

It’s a sign of intelligence to be able to hold 2 seemingly inconsistent ideas in your mind at the same time. The curse of the internet is binary thinking: where people cling to simplistic dogma as if there were no complexity, no nuance and no alternative view that could be held by reasonable people. Sometimes […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Child Labour

When you hear “child labour” a few images might pop into your head. You might see a Dickensian street urchin forced up chimneys to scrub them. Or some grimy faced Lancashire child mill worker from the 1800s. Or a photogenic but dirt poor modern Third World child stitching trainers. I’m not talking about any of […]

Can you become a millionaire on a fireman’s salary?

I met The Fireman at a recent FI London meet up.  He’s a really good guy with a fascinating back story which he agreed to share. The Escape Artist is always on the lookout for interesting reader case studies where people achieve what looks at first glance to be impossible.  How about creating a multi-million pound property and […]

Called to The Bar : The Minimum Wage Experiment Part 2

Before Christmas I met up with an old friend. He was on his way to Heathrow for a business trip abroad and had made time to stop by. We went for a 12m off road run in beautiful countryside before retiring to a local pub to re-hydrate with some strong beer. I told him about my earlier experiment […]

An interview with The Man

Some weeks I write a new article that I can’t wait to share with you. This is not one of those weeks. The Escape Artist is on holiday (from what exactly? you may well ask) and has written nothing.  But that doesn’t matter because here at The Escape Artist I share the best insights from […]