Category Archives: The Global Economy

Hong Kong is NOT Tiananmen

Hong Kong’s protests present a major problem for China’s leadership in Beijing. This is not 1989, when China used its army and tanks to dispel student protests in Tiananmen Square.  Both China and the world have changed; and Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Words from God, Lessons for Man

This past week, I was visiting the United Kingdom (still United, thank goodness), to attend a conference at Cambridge University. While there, I also took a trip north to York University to do some historical study. While there, I stayed … Continue reading

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The world spins on….

There is good news today on several fronts.  The Arab League, meeting in Cairo, has stated its intention to stop aid to extremists and cooperate in efforts to fight the Islamic State (ISIS). Also this week, the European Central Bank … Continue reading

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Obama and the world

If President Obama wished to give substance to his belief that the U.S. is no longer the world’s sole superpower, or a superpower of any kind, he has certainly done so this week.  By admitting that has no strategy for … Continue reading

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Borders and Bodies

The world has recently seen what seems like a sudden eruption of violence and disorder, from civil war in Ukraine and Iraq and Syria to Israel’s invasion of Gaza.  There is also Boko Haram attacking young men and women in … Continue reading

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One and a-half cheers for jobs

It’s always nice to get good news, and the Labor Department telling us that the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June was definitely good news. Unfortunately, it wasn’t good enough.  It would be great if most of those additional … Continue reading

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And the winner is … !

In the United States, we think of elections as ending major conflicts and producing outcomes that everyone has to then accept and move forward. Or rather, we used to think that way. Now, with the rise of the Tea Party … Continue reading

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