Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lack of Coordination — Everywhere

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

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Not much sensitivity

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

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I think they’re getting it

“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

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More on Religion…

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

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Dyslexia

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.

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Yad Vashem

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

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Europe commits suicide

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

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