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Iceland: Bailed No One, Stiffed Creditors and Recovering Nicely

Four years after the collapse of the global economy, there are some glimmers of hope emerging from the doom and Iceland is one such sparkler. This tiny island nation has … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

United Kingdom: Recent Example of the Failure of an Austerity-Only Policy

Austerity is a popular word among a number of politicians but there is increasing and consistent evidence that a government policy based exclusively on austerity just doesn’t work. This is … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Algeria: Government Shuts Militants Down and Sends Message to Terrorists in One Fell Swoop

Algeria’s military action against those who had taken over the British Petroleum (BP) facility at In Amenas has been much discussed recently. These conversations have centered around the fact that, … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Global Economy: Should a Corporation not Act like a Corporation?

In the current partisan climate, it’s rare to have a sensible argument about any topic let alone one that involves taxes. As we all saw during the most recent presidential … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Global Economy: The Oil Market Helps Almost Everyone

It’s truly a special time when market conditions coalesce in such a way so as to benefit a majority of a commodity’s market participants. Such is the case with the … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 2 Comments