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The futures of capitalism

The futures of capitalism | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
IN THE competition for most inauspicious introduction to finance, Terrence Duffy, the executive chairman of CME Group, must surely be the winner. Soon after...
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Seas of troubles

Seas of troubles | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
IN THE convoluted dramas in the seas around China, Taiwan is often cast as a bit player, the optional extra to the lengthy lists of contending parties to the many...
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What we know so far about the brutal attack in London [Updated]

What we know so far about the brutal attack in London [Updated] | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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After austerity, what?

After austerity, what? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
LIKE France’s François Hollande a year ago, Italy’s Enrico Letta rushed to Berlin immediately after taking power, and with a similar message: Italy would...
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Do markets erode moral values? People ignore their own moral standards when acting as market participants, researchers say

Do markets erode moral values? People ignore their own moral standards when acting as market participants, researchers say | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Many people express objections against child labor, exploitation of the workforce or meat production involving cruelty against animals.
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Can a country 'die'?

Can a country 'die'? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Climbing, stretching and stumbling

Climbing, stretching and stumbling | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Acid test

Acid test | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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U.S. Marine rapid response force deploying to Spain base

U.S. Marine rapid response force deploying to Spain base | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
By Barbara Starr
The first of 500 Marines have begun deploying to Spain as part of a new rapid reaction force to respond to threats against U.S. citizens, government personnel or installations in Africa.
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Germany’s continued dependence on the Eurozone’s stragglers

Germany’s continued dependence on the Eurozone’s stragglers | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
There is a growing consensus among commentators that Germany is de-coupling from France and from the rest of the Eurozone’s deficit regions. That German industry is turning instead to Asia and the ...
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Iraq’s First Vote Since U.S. Exit Is Mostly Calm

Iraq’s First Vote Since U.S. Exit Is Mostly Calm | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Limiting violence is one gauge of success, but observers are also waiting to see whether the results will embolden the prime minister to expand power along sectarian lines.
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Freedom fighter?

Freedom fighter? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
ONLY a handful of peacetime politicians can claim to have changed the world. Margaret Thatcher was one. She transformed not just her own Conservative Party, but the...
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Democracy a Double-Edged Sword for Women

Democracy a Double-Edged Sword for Women | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
There are burning questions about the long-term implications of the instability in the Middle East and North Africa. How will this affect security over all, and women's rights in particular?
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Politics this week

Politics this week | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Barack Obama had another difficult week, as the scandal surrounding the targeting of conservative groups by the tax authorities rumbled on. The White House also had...
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Monetising the… ECB: The latest insult to be added to Greece’s multiplying injuries

Monetising the… ECB: The latest insult to be added to Greece’s multiplying injuries | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Last week another installment of the cruel theatre of the absurd, also known as the ‘Greek Rescue’ (and more recently re-released as ‘Greece’s success story’), was delivered silently: Not for the f...
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Pushing back against Libya's extremists

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Twilight of the gods

Twilight of the gods | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
FIFTY YEARS AGO this newspaper said that British banks were “the world’s most respectable declining industry” and asked: “Has banking a future?” With...
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Macroeconomic experiments: Abenomics versus Euro-austerity

Macroeconomic experiments: Abenomics versus Euro-austerity | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The ABC's (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) online periodical, THE DRUM, commissioned me to write an article comparing and contrasting the policy responses to the Crisis of Japan and of the Eur...
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Dozens dead in explosions on Turkey's border with Syria

Dozens dead in explosions on Turkey's border with Syria | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
More than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded when two car bombs exploded in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli.
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Time to scrap affirmative action

Time to scrap affirmative action | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Unequal protection

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I Brought the Euro to Greece

I Brought the Euro to Greece | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The finance minister who steered Greece into the common currency club argues that the country’s problems today are not an inevitable result of having adopted the euro -- and they can be resolved without abandoning it.
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Greek Banksters in Action: On the latest twist in the story of mafia-style terror spreading through the Greek polity

Greek Banksters in Action: On the latest twist in the story of mafia-style terror spreading through the Greek polity | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Last November I posted a piece entitled A Small Victory for Press Freedom in Greece’s Struggle against Cleptocracy. That story concerned the courageous decision of Kostas Vaxevanis, one of Greece’s...
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China Quake Kills Many and Injures Thousands

China Quake Kills Many and Injures Thousands | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The earthquake struck the western region of Sichuan Province, where a previous quake killed 70,000 people.
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Sex, drugs and hope

Sex, drugs and hope | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
MOST managers extol the power of positive thinking. At the New Vaal colliery in South Africa, however, workers are urged to “stay negative”. This is not because...
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