Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lessons From Greece

It seems to me…. “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct economist.” ~ John Maynard Keynes[1]. The ongoing Greek financial crisis, though perhaps initially seeming to superficially share … Continue reading

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Obama’s critics are the real gamblers on Iran

Originally posted on Fareed Zakaria:
By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, July 23, 2015 Let’s imagine that the opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran get their way: The U.S. Congress kills it. What is the most likely consequence? Within one year,…

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Iranian Nuclear Agreement

It seems to me…. “The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for … Continue reading

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Economic Transition

It seems to me…. “We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled, and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crisis Response

It seems to me…. “A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. It was realized in every major … Continue reading

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