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Liberty’s lost decade

Liberty’s lost decade | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE case of Private Bradley Manning, convicted this week by a military court of leaking secrets to the WikiLeaks website and now facing up to 136 years in jail,...
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Qaeda Leader’s Edict to Yemen Affiliate Is Said to Prompt Alert

Qaeda Leader’s Edict to Yemen Affiliate Is Said to Prompt Alert | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
American officials said the head of Al Qaeda ordered the leader of the group’s affiliate in Yemen to carry out an attack as early as this past Sunday.
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Democracy and hypocrisy

Democracy and hypocrisy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
REMEMBER the opprobrium heaped on Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, in June for using tear gas and water-cannon against his people? Imagine the...
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Lessons from Lagarde

Lessons from Lagarde | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WHEN the euro crisis began in 2010, Germany insisted that the IMF should be brought in as an enforcer: to be tough with the ill-disciplined Greeks and put steel into...
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Green and back

Green and back | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
VISITORS to America this summer will find their money does not stretch quite as far as on previous trips. The dollar has risen this year against a broad range of...
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Old soldiers?

Old soldiers? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
EDWARD WILSON, the inventor of the field of sociobiology, once wrote that “war is embedded in our very nature”. This is a belief commonly held not just by...
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Blight of the living dead

Blight of the living dead | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
“PROBABLY the most successful monetary-policy measure undertaken in recent times.” That is Mario Draghi’s self-effacing judgment on the outright monetary...
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A trio of trilemmas

A trio of trilemmas | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
EUROPEAN leaders have enjoyed a period of respite from financial turmoil since last summer. But the euro remains vulnerable. Portuguese bond yields soared this week...
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Currency Controls in Cyprus Increase Worry About Euro System

Currency Controls in Cyprus Increase Worry About Euro System | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Restrictions on the flow of capital have given some Cypriots the feeling that not all euros are created equal, raising a crucial question: Is the euro zone already starting to break up?
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The goliaths

The goliaths | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
IN DECEMBER 2004 Microsoft paid a massive $33 billion dividend to its shareholders. The largest payment of its kind, it made up 6% of the increase in Americans’...
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The march of protest

The march of protest | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A FAMILIAR face appeared in many of the protests taking place in scores of cities on three continents this week: a Guy Fawkes mask with a roguish smile and a...
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War Deaths in Syria Said to Top 100,000

War Deaths in Syria Said to Top 100,000 | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group based in Britain, said civilians accounted for the biggest single category of fatalities.
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Politics this week

Politics this week | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A military judge found Bradley Manning, an American soldier, guilty of violating the Espionage Act for releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to...
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Omnipotent, or omnishambles?

Omnipotent, or omnishambles? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
CROSS-COUNTRY deals in the advertising industry can be painful affairs. Look what happened to Guy MacKendrick, the young executive sent by his London-based agency to...
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The Germany Europe and the World Need - my article in HANDELSBLATT

The Germany Europe and the World Need - my article in HANDELSBLATT | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I wrote an article under the title 'Europe Needs an Hegemonic Germany'. Handelsblatt, the respected German daily, has now picked it up and published it on 24th July 2013. (Many th...
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When giants slow down

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THIS year will be the first in which emerging markets account for more than half of world GDP on the basis of purchasing power, according to the International...
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Has it failed?

Has it failed? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
ROUGHLY two-and-a-half years after the revolutions in the Arab world, not a single country is yet plainly on course to become a stable, peaceful democracy. The...
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NEW: A Modest Proposal for Resolving the Euro Crisis, Version 4.0 - by Yanis Varoufakis, Stuart Holland and James K. Galbraith

NEW: A Modest Proposal for Resolving the Euro Crisis, Version 4.0 - by Yanis Varoufakis, Stuart Holland and James K. Galbraith | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
For a year now, Europe has been lying to itself, pretending that the Euro Crisis has been, more or less, resolved. It is now clear that the Euro Crisis is alive and well and threatening Europe with...
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Politics this week

Politics this week | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Muhammad Morsi, a Muslim Brother who was elected president of Egypt a year ago, was forced to resign by the army and placed under house arrest after millions of...
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Egypt’s tragedy

Egypt’s tragedy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WHEN Muhammad Morsi was elected president of Egypt a year ago, this newspaper was wary. As fervent supporters of liberal democracy, we are uncomfortable with the...
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Zombie democracy

Zombie democracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
“BUT I’ve won three elections!” Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s embattled prime minister, growls at his critics. On the face of it, his case is compelling:...
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EUROPE UNHINGED - Article in the European Financial Review

EUROPE UNHINGED - Article in the European Financial Review | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The following article was commission by the European Financial Review which just published it online - a hard copy version of the periodical is also out soon. It is based largely on the ideas in my...
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