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Addressing The Right Problem, Blaming The Wrong Elite

February 8th, 2017 · Comments Off on Addressing The Right Problem, Blaming The Wrong Elite

Some, like Ray Dalio, argue that the rise of populism has become the biggest threat to the markets. Many agree, populists very much included, that a rise in inequality and stagnating wages have been the main impetus for that rise. Where views differ is what has caused that and who have been the main beneficiaries. […]

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Tags: Corporate governance · Politics

Pro’s and con’s of letting Russia getting away with taking the Crimea

March 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on Pro’s and con’s of letting Russia getting away with taking the Crimea

When in doubt, it’s often useful to suspend judgement and list as many variables as you can, this situation is no different.  

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GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians’ communications at G20 summits | UK news | The Guardian

June 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians’ communications at G20 summits | UK news | The Guardian

Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British […]

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BBC News – Pakistan violence: Gunmen storm Quetta hospital

June 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on BBC News – Pakistan violence: Gunmen storm Quetta hospital

So, first they blow up a bus with female students, then they storm the hospital to kill the survivors. Who are these people? BBC News – Pakistan violence: Gunmen storm Quetta hospital.

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Welcome to Cairo

December 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Welcome to Cairo

Butchers at work. Pretty shocking

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As if economic illiteracy isn’t enough..

August 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on As if economic illiteracy isn’t enough..

Slogans that are devoid of meaning, let alone substance. Not the safe pair of hands the US economy needs..

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Often denounced as a socialist, but the reality is perhaps a little different..

July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Often denounced as a socialist, but the reality is perhaps a little different..

Barack as the Democratic Nixon?

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Germany’s new empire

July 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

The implications of yesterday’s monumental eurotop decisions…

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Tags: Politics · Sovereign debt crisis

Is this a man fit to run a media empire?

July 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

One of the biggest there is, as it happens..

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This is so remarkable it deserves it’s own post.

July 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on This is so remarkable it deserves it’s own post.

A decent and quality right-wing paper (on of our favourites) railing against a distinctly indecent right-wing media empire (Murdoch, who else?) and.. a now hapless right-wing prime minister (of the United Kingdom). Kudo’s to Peter Oborne and the Daily Telegraph, this is very strong stuff indeed..

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Tags: Politics