- Blogging will return
- Blowing Bubbles
- When did the US stop thinking big? Look at EDUCATION!
- War — what is it good for?
- Why we mess up
- Is Terror back?
- Tragedy in Boston
- In Surprise, Recovery in China Loses Steam
- Confused about North Korea? — Think Syria
- Told you so
- From Russia, with thought
- Relentless optimism?
- A Haircut in Cyprus
- Wealth and Social Justice
- Fantasies, Budgets, and Democracy
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Today some optimism may be given a solid basis. The world’s central banks, including the US Fed and ECB and China (!) have all decided they cannot wait any longer for politicians — they have begun a large scale push … Continue reading
It never fails to amaze me how traders can shift from extreme pessimism to outrageous optimism on the slightest of rumours, and the most slender reeds of hope. Stock markets soared in Asia and are roaring forward in Europe today, … Continue reading
The announcement that Kamal Ganzouri, a prime minister under Mubarak, will lead a new civilian cabinet seems unlikely to satisfy the protestors in Egypt. The protestors want to reclaim their revolution and move it forward; Ganzouri looks like a step back … Continue reading
Germany got a lesson yesterday in the form of a stunningly weak take-up of its offer of Germany government bonds. The lesson should be clear — the Euro is in trouble, and until the uncertainly clears so that investors know … Continue reading
The current turmoil is headed toward the resignation of Marshal Tantawi as head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and ideally with the hand-off of power from SCAF to a caretaker technocrat government that will preside over parliamentary … Continue reading
Just to save you time looking it up, here is my analysis of what to expect from the supercommittee, posted August 12, 2011. Dare I say “told you so”?? ———————————————————————————————- IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, NO, IT’S A SUPERCOMMITTEE … Continue reading
From CNN this afternoon: “These sentiments are reflected in the 2011 Arab Public Opinion Poll, conducted by University of Maryland professor Shibley Telhami and released Monday. Some 21% of respondents believe that Egypt’s military rulers are working to advance the … Continue reading
In September, I wrote “Historically, extremism and renewed authoritarianism have arisen mainly through a backlash against attempts from inside or outside to limit or rollback the revolution. If allowed to unwind without major internal or external threats, revolutions generally move … Continue reading
It seem to be getting harder and harder to tell the true democracies. OWS protestors have been tossed out of their peaceful encampments by police from Oakland, CA, to New York City. And in my old campus (!!) of the … Continue reading