- 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: May 2012
Coming back from Memorial Day, we are confronted with madness and sadness in so many places — and mainly due to the inability of people to work together. Let’s go down the list: THE PAIN IN SPAIN Greece was always … Continue reading
The 1%, or actually the .01%, must still be having fun. In the Thursday International Herald Tribune (my newspaper while I’m still in Israel), while page 4 had stories about how Great Britain’s recession was proving even worse than expected, and … Continue reading
“A new worry is emerging among economists and policy makers: That economic activity is slowing in sync around the globe and not just in a few markets with their own isolated problems.” WSJ Europe May 25. Just realizing that? We … Continue reading
While writing about Jews and Palestinians in Jerusalem, I came across a superb essay by Garry Wills on controversies in Christianity today. It seems the Pope is coming down hard on nuns who are emphasizing social work and care of … Continue reading
To those who were appalled or amused by my dyslexia yesterday, I heartily ask forgiveness; Yad Vashem came out “Vad Yashem” in early drafts and I did not catch it (perils of pushbutton journalism). Now corrected. My error.
Today I visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s national monument to the victims of the Shoah (Holocaust). Or rather, I visited the NEW Yad Vashem. The original museum/monument was designed by Holocaust survivors to document and show what they went through — … Continue reading
Today both the IMF and OECD, conservative global agencies charged with tracking data and offering advice on the global economy, gave clear advice to Europe: Issue Eurobonds, backed by the credit of all Euro countries (esp. Germany), to replace the … Continue reading
The Economist reviewed my new book Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics. Here is a link to the review, titled “The New Science of Demography.” http://rss.economist.com/node/21555533 If you would like to order the book, … Continue reading
I am in Israel today, where — strange to say — the economy is doing well. Given the crises and slowdowns everywhere else you look, this is remarkable. Part of the reason for success is Israel’s diversified economy — agriculture, … Continue reading