Contaminated Money and Political Nonsense

March 29, 2011

            We’ve spoken before about separating the legitimate causes of anger from the misleading claims that threaten to wreak havoc on America. Lots of Americans are angry, about taxes, spending, jobs, prospects, or fairness to the middle-class which has been getting squeezed out. And they are right to be angry. Read the rest of this entry »

Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq

March 22, 2011

A no-fly zone in Libya seems right to me though we already know that some will use it for renewed anti-American rhetoric. To maximize the good will and minimize the risks, we will need to get out quickly.

Responding to 9/11 against the Taliban seemed necessary. But we don’t seem to know how to get out. Getting into Iraq was clearly a mistake, but there too we seem pinned down, hardly able to disengage. Read the rest of this entry »

If Market Analysts Say So, Scramble

March 15, 2011

Of all the things we have to listen to, the thing that frequently leaves me fit to be tied is the business news. When the economy was good there were all these guys from market research firms and financial services companies saying things would be better if only the unemployment rate rose. Read the rest of this entry »

Watching Revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East

March 8, 2011


We are all hoping for true democratic revolution in North Africa and the Near East. Movements for democracy have made themselves felt from Morocco to Iran. Some have been crushed. Others, particularly in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt may be on the verge of success. We wish them well. Read the rest of this entry »

Peace Corps Day

March 1, 2011

Today is Peace Corps Day. Established by President Kennedy fifty years ago today, the Peace Corps has three simple goals: Read the rest of this entry »

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