STIGLITZ, RODRIK and NYE

The Following three pieces, published in Project Syndicate, bring the insights of three high caliber scholars on the global economic challenges of this Trumpian era we are now entering.

DAVOS – In Defense of Populism

Michael Krieger – Liberty Blitzkrieg blog DAVOS MAN: “A soulless man, technocratic, nationless and cultureless, severed from reality. The modern economics that undergirded Davos capitalism is equally soulless, a managerial capitalism that reduces economics to mathematics and separates it from… Continue Reading

Two Articles on the International Far-Right

Other News brings you two stories that highlight the growing connections among Far-Right forces in Europe and the US: Some are in power, others aspire to it, are we witnessing an Alt-Right International in the making?

Trump, the Banks and the Bomb

By Baher Kamal ROME, Jan 2017 (IPS) – When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the… Continue Reading

Reading Burma

By Sebastian Strangio, Los Angeles Review of Books I. THE NATION OF BURMA was born under a dark star. At 20 past four in the morning, on January 4, 1948 — the specific time was determined by astrologers — Burmese… Continue Reading

“Soares is dead: long live Soares”, cries Portugal

By Mario Dujisin Lisbon (OTHER NEWS) – The death of Mario Soares, former Portuguese prime-minister, president, and historic leader of Lusitanian socialism, demonstrated just how united the Portuguese are with regards to his past and his historical projection.

American Unintelligence on Russia (Op-ed)

Washington’s long-awaited, deeply disappointing assessment of alleged meddling by the Kremlin Kevin Rothrock The Moscow Times U.S. officials released a declassified intelligence report on Friday repeating the monumental accusations against the Kremlin that have been circulating in the American media… Continue Reading

Is Skepticism Treason?

Despite the scores of media pieces which assert that Russia’s interference in the election is “case closed,” some cyber experts say skepticism is still in order. The Nation By James Carden