Tag Archives: Economy

The desire to give

This is not crazy. This makes sense. This is how we want to live.

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Keenly Keynes

This is an article from this week’s New Yorker on John Maynard Keynes and his ideas that have shaped the world we live in Now. What would he tell us to do now – and should we listen ? The … Continue reading

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Wanted: Real leaders

By Thomas Friedman TO Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor, I just have two words of advice: Herbert Hoover. I know you’re all familiar with that name. Hoover lives in infamy in U.S. … Continue reading

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Debt, division & delay

…because we just don’t know what to do….meanwhile the Swiss were close to ban investment banking after UBS lost about 2.3 bio Euros on unauthorised trades.

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Selling crazy

By Thomas L Friedman Every time I listen to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota talk about how climate change is some fraud perpetrated by scientists trying to gin up money for research, I’m always … Continue reading

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Dog days

By Danny Schechter Now that the debt drama is over for the moment, we can all safely retreat into what was once called the “dog days of summer” and chill out if the volatile weather allows us to. We can think … Continue reading

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Rates of Wrath

By Paul Krugman Not good news in stock markets — but you really have to look at the bond markets to get the full awfulness of the situation. The US 10-year bond rate is now down to 2.5%. So much for … Continue reading

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Stop screwing around

From the Economist MAYBE everything will turn out all right. One shouldn’t forget that possibility. As each day passes, however, frustration grows. Leaders in America and Europe are dallying with failure on an epic scale. They are constrained by dysfunctional … Continue reading

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The old order of things

I am silently watching as the current world events take their course. It is becoming so clear that we all have been living in an illusionary bubble of gargantuan dimensions – and we are are still deeply entangled in it’s … Continue reading

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Politicians playing poker

SUMMER is at hand in the world’s big financial centres, but the mood is hardly bright. Stock prices have been sliding for weeks in response to gloomy economic news. Factory output has slowed across the globe. Consumers have become more … Continue reading

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