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Keystone XL: A pipeline to …well, almost …eternity

Keystone XL: A pipeline to …well, almost …eternity

By Sol W. Sanders Camouflaged by Congressional political badminton and President Barack Obama’s demagoguery, the Keystone XL Pipeline Project represents solutions to economic and security issues far exceeding its general appreciation. Half truths on all sides have obscured the project’s underlying fundamentals. Some are only emerging as additional research and technology is applied — most of […]

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Financing foreign development or dependency?

Financing foreign development or dependency?

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Recently UN member states turned their attention to the need for Financing for Development, or put more plainly, stressing the still pressing need for development assistance to assist the plethora of poor nations. Fortunately foreign assistance donor states have not significantly cut their budgets, but rather sharpened their […]

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Miserable? UN suggests Norway, Australia, Netherlands in that order

Miserable? UN suggests Norway, Australia, Netherlands in that order

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—Norway, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States are among the best places to live according to the Human Development Report 2011, the UN’s annual rankings of states based on health, wealth, education and gender rights. Rounding out the top ten include New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Germany and Sweden. […]

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Boom! Welcome to the shale gas revolution

Boom! Welcome to the shale gas revolution

By Sol W. Sanders While the Obama Administration has been busy lining the pockets of its campaign  contributors with solar power handouts, an energy revolution is taking place even the Washington Luddites and GOSplanners can’t buck. American technology, borrowing offshore deep-water drilling techniques, has started exploiting huge deposits of natural gas buried deep in the […]

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In break from the downbeat, U.S. and S. Korea finally open new trade era

In break from the downbeat, U.S. and S. Korea finally open new trade era

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The United States and South Korea stood on the brink of a brave new world on Friday with a triumphant state visit to Washington by South Korea’s President Lee Myung-Bak marking the passage by both houses of the U.S. Congress of the much-delayed Korea-U.S. Free Trade Act. The final […]

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Canadian capitalism under conservative PM Stephen Harper roars to victory

Canadian capitalism under conservative PM Stephen Harper roars to victory

By Grace Vuoto The Canadian economy is outperforming that of the world’s superpower. The Canadian dollar is stronger than America’s—and its 3.3 percent annual growth last year makes America’s 2.9 percent growth look miserable by comparison. In 2011, the Canadian economy is growing faster than any other G-7 nation. As a result of its small-government, […]

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U.S., Canada still enjoying fruits of Reagan-Mulroney 'Shamrock Summit'

U.S., Canada still enjoying fruits of Reagan-Mulroney 'Shamrock Summit'

By John J. Metzler  NEW YORK — On St. Patrick’s Day 1985, at the “Shamrock Summit”, President Ronald Reagan and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney met in Quebec City and stated their intent to “reduce and eliminate existing barriers to trade and investment flows.” In a fest of bonhomie , both ethnic-Irish leaders set the […]

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China and the New World [Trade] Order

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — American exports surged last year to reach impressive new highs. Despite the recession, over $1.8 trillion dollars in U.S. goods were shipped worldwide. But before anyone thinks about popping the champagne corks to celebrate these new commercial successes, the U.S. Commerce Department also announced a dangerously high $498 […]

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Hardball at the UN Security Council

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s always room for a surprise in politics, especially in the global hot house of the United Nations. So when both Germany and Portugal won two-year stints on the UN Security Council, even many insiders were stunned by the outcome. In the General Assembly’s annual election for the […]