Monthly Archives: July 2011

Climate change and Security

The UN Security Council has expressed concern that climate change may aggravate threats to international peace and security after what diplomats described as intense negotiations between Germany and Russia, which initially opposed any council action.

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Q. and A. on the U.S. Debt Ceiling

A crash course in all things debt ceiling. Q. and A. on the U.S. Debt Ceiling, posted with vodpod

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Smash the Ceiling

By James Surowiecki In the past few years, the U.S. economy has been beset by the subprime meltdown, skyrocketing oil prices, the Eurozone debt crisis, and even the Tohoku earthquake. Now it’s staring at a new problem—a failure to raise … Continue reading

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The silence of the United States

Freedom vs interest – Fault Lines’ Seb Walker travels to the Perisan Gulf to look at US policy in the region, and to explore why the US has taken an interventionist policy in Libya, but not in Bahrain, where there has … Continue reading

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Debt and delusion

By Robert J. Shiller Economists like to talk about thresholds that, if crossed, spell trouble. Usually there is an element of truth in what they say. But the public often overreacts to such talk. Consider, for example, the debt-to-GDP ratio, much … Continue reading

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Save the Frogs

http://www.rainforestsos.org

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The mess in Wapping

By Schumpeter ( The Economist) ON JULY 15th “Fox & Friends”, a show on Fox News, condescended to cover the scandal that is mesmerising the world. Steve Doocy, the host, and Bob Dilenschneider, his guest, conceded that there is a … Continue reading

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No, they don’t represent us

Thousands of “indignant” demonstrators are angered by politicians’ faliure to solve high unemployment and economic woes.     From the English edition of the Spanish  Newspaper ” El Pais”

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Terrorism is propaganda

By Dr Robert Lambert With the death toll nearing 100, Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested and charged with Norway’s worst act of terrorism. His lawyer has indicated that Breivik had planned the attack for some time and would explain in court … Continue reading

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Love is a losing game

Over futile odds And laughed at by the gods And now the final frame Love is a losing game Amy Winehouse, RIP    

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