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Dell Shareholders Approve Michael Dell’s Buyout Plan | TIME.com

Dell Shareholders Approve Michael Dell’s Buyout Plan | TIME.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Dell Shareholders voted today to allow the firm's founder, Michael Dell, to take the company private with help from private equity firm Silver Lake Partners in a $24.9 billion leveraged buyout.
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Syria Takes Steps to Join Weapons Treaty as U.S.-Russian Talks Begin

Syria Takes Steps to Join Weapons Treaty as U.S.-Russian Talks Begin | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Secretary of State John Kerry said his team would be looking for important signs that Syria and Russia were serious about securing and disposing of Syria’s chemical weapons.
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Fight this war, not the last one

Fight this war, not the last one | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
JUST a decade ago, a short season in the ebb and flow of global influence, economics was in thrall to the Washington consensus and geopolitics was a wholly owned...
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A Weapon Seen as Too Horrible, Even in War

A Weapon Seen as Too Horrible, Even in War | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Chemical weapons have caused only a small fraction of the deaths in Syria’s civil war, but the response they have provoked echoes that from wars around the world during the 20th century.
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Glad confident morning again?

Glad confident morning again? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
SUDDENLY the mood about the British economy seems to have changed. The services sector purchasing managers' index, relased today, hit 60.5, its highest level since...
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Hit him hard

Hit him hard | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE grim spectacle of suffering in Syria—100,000 of whose people have died in its civil war—will haunt the world for a long time. Intervention has never looked...
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Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria as British Vote No

Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria as British Vote No | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
President Obama is ready to pursue a limited military strike even with a rejection of such action by Britain and mounting questions from Congress, officials said.
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Egyptian Court Removes Last Bar to Setting Mubarak Free

Egyptian Court Removes Last Bar to Setting Mubarak Free | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Former President Hosni Mubarak was ordered released from prison on Wednesday after all appeals by prosecutors to keep him behind bars were exhausted. By some accounts his release could come as early as Wednesday afternoon.
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What Does it Mean to be an Outsider in a Capitalist Society?

What Does it Mean to be an Outsider in a Capitalist Society? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
When rebels, technology and capitalism mix, alternative culture can disrupt the status quo — or morph into it.
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Global business barometer

Global business barometer | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Our interactive business-confidence graphicBusinesspeople have become gloomier about future business conditions, according to the latest Economist/FT quarterly...
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SINCERIDAD SINCERITY cortometraje shortfilm

Tras la comida, David tiene que confesar una noticia a sus padres. Lo que todavía no sabe es el impacto que va a causar sobre ellos. After lunch, David must confess…
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The East is grey

The East is grey | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
ALL industrial nations one day hit an environmental turning-point, an event that dramatises to the population the ecological consequences of growth. In America that...
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Yesterday’s fuel

Yesterday’s fuel | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in...
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Going another round

Going another round | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
“AMERICA is not the world’s policeman—terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong.” That world-weary run-up to...
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Where’s the next Lehman?

Where’s the next Lehman? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, an American investment bank, in 2008 turned a nasty credit crunch into the worst financial crisis in 80 years. Massive bail-outs...
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Crash course

Crash course | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE collapse of Lehman Brothers, a sprawling global bank, in September 2008 almost brought down the world’s financial system. It took huge taxpayer-financed...
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Was Chancellor Merkel right (about Greece)?

Was Chancellor Merkel right (about Greece)? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Is Chancellor Merkel right when she recently said: "Greece should not have been admitted into the euro area"? Naturally. However, the way that the euro was designed, it was not only Greece that sto...
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Getting shirty with Vladimir

Getting shirty with Vladimir | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
FOR a time after Vladimir Putin first became Russia’s president almost 14 years ago, there were hopes that, though no liberal, he was moving in a pro-Western...
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Cold climate

Cold climate | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WHEN Vladimir Putin plays host to Barack Obama and other world leaders at the G20 summit in St Petersburg next week, mutual resentment and dislike will be...
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Battling Superstition, Indian Paid With His Life

Battling Superstition, Indian Paid With His Life | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The killing of Narendra Dabholkar, a former physician who aimed to drive skepticism into India’s superstition, is the latest episode in a wrestling match between traditionalists and reformers.
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A salutory warning to those who think Greece is none of their business

A salutory warning to those who think Greece is none of their business | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The back cover of a portuguese magazine dedicated to politics and critical thinking. With no further comment from me...      
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Metal bashing

Metal bashing | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE deepening relationship between America’s judicial system and its biggest banks has reached the world of metals. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission...
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The battle for Egypt

The battle for Egypt | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
BARELY a month and a half into a government dominated by a general who had displaced a Muslim Brother in a coup that was cheered on by most of the people, Egypt is...
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What Angela isn’t saying

What Angela isn’t saying | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
AN ORCHESTRATED hush has descended over the euro area as Angela Merkel, the German chancellor who conducts its troubled band of 17 states, campaigns for a third term...
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Klaus Kastner gives up on the Eurozone (and Greece's prospects of recovering within)

Klaus Kastner gives up on the Eurozone (and Greece's prospects of recovering within) | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Klaus Kastner has been in regular correspondence with me and with readers of this blog. A thoughtful commentator, he has held on to the thought that Greece can be revived within the Eurozone under ...
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