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And China was going to save the global economy? Guess again

And China was going to save the global economy? Guess again

By Sol W. Sanders Creeping up on the outer edges of Wall Street soothsayers’ economic crystal ball, until now dominated by American and Euro crises, is growing concern about China. The inane idea China [and India, which is also in trouble] would somehow rescue the world economy is now, finally, dismissed by the pundits — […]

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Question not on the media radar screen: How will U.S. be impacted by growing EU crisis?

Question not on the media radar screen: How will U.S. be impacted by growing EU crisis?

By Sol W. Sanders An old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”, has become a bromide. I suspect those old Chinese savants were smarter: Confucius [and his St. Paul, Mencius] codified rules and ceremonies for all princes for all eternity, undoubtedly suspecting, rightfully, all eras would have many if not most of the […]

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Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

By Alexander Maistrovoy Political commentaries about the events in the Middle East resemble mythological plots written by an experienced censor. Myth doesn’t need facts. It adjusts the facts to its own paradigm. And ideological mythology is not an exception. Western journalists’ commentaries on Middle East problems, give me a sense of deja vu ́. It feels […]

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History of the Euro crisis: What happens when the center no longer holds?

History of the Euro crisis: What happens when the center no longer holds?

By Sol W. Sanders The kaleidoscope of events and mock-events is moving so rapidly in the European crisis, even a dedicated netizen following events finds himself bemused. It might be good to look at a little history: The European effort to unify — after two bloody civil wars of near annihilation and the post-World War II […]

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Who is more idiotic? The slaves of China or free (but clueless voters) in the West?

Who is more idiotic? The slaves of China or free (but clueless voters) in the West?

By Lev Navrozov In 1949, Mao named his country the “People’s Republic of China.” Historically, China had practically no foreign visitors, just as practically no Chinese had visited the outside world. While Lenin and many other future “Soviet leaders” had been living a great deal in free Western countries, Mao was a pure product of […]

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Fierce rhetoric and a growing strategic disconnect from the West reveal all is not well with newly Islamist Turkey

Fierce rhetoric and a growing strategic disconnect from the West reveal all is not well with newly Islamist Turkey

Global Information System correspondents The Turkish Government of Prime Minister Reçep Tayyip Erdogan has demonstrated that it becomes more politically and verbally aggressive — to the point where it generates incredulity among non-Turkish analysts — when it faces, or prepares to face, major challenges. It also tends to state arguments which reflect the opposite of reality on these […]

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Hello? Is anyone noticing that the world's leaders are behaving irrationally?

Hello? Is anyone noticing that the world's leaders are behaving irrationally?

By Sol W. Sanders Could more conspiratorial environmentalistas’ interpretations of our times be correct, that is, someone has been putting something in the water and we are all being lobotomized, even without major brain surgery? You could make the case this week. Much of the world’s leadership, even though presumably suckling their bottled water, exhibits […]

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Euro currency — bridge to nowhere?

Euro currency — bridge to nowhere?

By John J. Metzler  PARIS — The albatross of the debt crisis continues to dominate headlines throughout the European Union and indeed the United States. While whopping budget deficits and massive social service obligations serve as a millstone to European economic recovery, many economists are nervously looking to the long term stability of the Euro […]

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U.S. economic metrics similar to those of Greece; Inaction moves global economy to the brink

U.S. economic metrics similar to those of Greece; Inaction moves global economy to the brink

Gregory Copley, Global Information System Half-measure solutions offered by the Greek Prime Minister and the European Union on June 15-17, to resolve the Hellenic Republic’s structural economic and productivity crisis have failed, accelerating a range of potential problems for European and Mediterranean stability, and the global economic condition. The issues have been exacerbated by the […]

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As goes Portugal so could go EU and, yes, the USA

By John J. Metzler   UNTIED NATIONS — Portugal is far along the primrose path to economic bankruptcy, following in the steps of Greece and Ireland. While the Portuguese debt crisis is not nearly as acute as that which serves as a millstone to the economies of Greece and Ireland, it nonetheless serves as a glaring […]