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What happened to China overtaking the US?, Chunomics

What happened to China overtaking the US?

According to the International Monetary Fund’s latest forecasts, the great overtake has, apparently, been put on hold.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Thursday, 27 February 2014 at 5:19 pm

The Definition of Marriage, Eagle Eye

The Definition of Marriage

These are tumultuous times for the LGBT movement, with each passing year bringing exhilaration and despair in roughly equal measure.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 13 February 2014 at 7:54 pm

America did not have more austerity than Britain, Chunomics

America did not have more austerity than Britain

This is one of those dodgy narratives that has been floating around for years, but never seems to disappear now matter how many times it gets flushed.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Thursday, 5 September 2013 at 3:39 pm

Black Friday is just like Brit’s Boxing Day, Notebook

Black Friday is just like Brit’s Boxing Day

America’s busiest shopping day is in full swing today as traditional Black Friday sales hit streets across the country. The exciting shopping season began as early as 4am

By | Notebook | Friday, 23 November 2012 at 2:22 pm

Noncommital? Pakistan’s War on Terror, Notebook

Noncommital? Pakistan’s War on Terror

A year after the US attack that saw Osama bin Laden killed, efforts to crush the remnants of al-Qa’ida are at a pivotal stage.

By | Notebook, Opinion, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 at 2:00 am

Stiglitz: the full transcript, Chunomics

Stiglitz: the full transcript

There’s some interesting stuff in there. Joseph Stiglitz says that the Vickers reforms to ringfence retail banking pobably don’t go far enough. He proposes a theory on why Germany practices left-wing economics at home but right-wing economics abroad (there’s a soldiarity gulf). He also explains why China can combine high growth with high inequality.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Monday, 2 July 2012 at 11:54 am

China-US trade wars are an eerie Charybdis of despair, Notebook

China-US trade wars are an eerie Charybdis of despair

The pace of China’s unprecedented economic growth has allowed the Chinese to broaden their horizons in regional and international affairs, much to the annoyance of its great western rival the US, but they are still under criticism for ‘unfair’ trade regulations. What gives?

By | Notebook, Opinion, iPolitics | Tuesday, 12 June 2012 at 4:40 am

Obama’s Drone Wars strain the liberal principles he espoused in 2008, Notebook

Obama’s Drone Wars strain the liberal principles he espoused in 2008

Clara Cullen thinks Obama’s drone strategy is a betrayal of all who supported him. In turn, the silence of all those who voted for “hope” and “change” is worrying; it suggests that the US liberal electorate would rather support Obama, who they perceive as a lesser political evil than his Republican adversaries, than actually questioning the political hypocrisy his foreign policy entails.

By | Notebook, Opinion, iPolitics | Friday, 8 June 2012 at 3:57 am

Do, do run, Ron. Run. Do, do run, Ron, The Foreign Desk

Do, do run, Ron. Run. Do, do run, Ron

Is Ron Paul betraying the movement he built?

By | The Foreign Desk, iPolitics | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 3:22 pm

Barack Obama’s “unbreakable bond” with Israel, Notebook

Barack Obama’s “unbreakable bond” with Israel

Barack Obama has taken pandering to the Israeli lobby to shameful new levels. In a frankly shocking video, even by US standards, in what I can only describe as one the most cynical pieces of electioneering I have witnessed in my lifetime, Obama’s team has released a video re-affirming the USA’s special relationship with Zionism, and their unwavering commitment to supporting a state which draws legitimate comparisons to South Africa under apartheid.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 26 January 2012 at 12:01 am

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