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Random posts on all sorts of things designed to inform and provoke.

Tag Archives: United States

Egypt: Military’s Actions Supported or Ignored

Every day brings new reports of how a resurgent Egyptian government – staffed by the country’s armed forces – is stomping on those who it deems to be an undesirable … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

India: If it was the US, there would be no Economic Doldrums

After many years of warnings and dire predictions, the bad news for the Indian economy is finally coming true. I have to admit that as one of the soothsayers who … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Syria: The Best Solution is Exile for Assad

I generally don’t write about the same country multiple times in a week but was forced to make an exception in the case of Syria since it looks like the … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

United States: Housing Recovery is a Farce

According to news reports, the US housing sector has finally begun to recover from its historic crash as home prices are rising and the associated industries are all seeing an … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

Syria: Iraq’s Shadow Looms and Exit Strategy Remains Unclear

The recent chemical attack on civilians has unleashed renewed calls for international intervention in Syria. However, it’s unclear what will happen if this intervention does take place and who would … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: Return to the IMF with a New Begging Bowl

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced today that it had reached a provisional agreement with Pakistan’s newly elected government for a three-year $5.3 billion loan at a likely interest rate … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Egypt: No Matter What Happens, the US Wins

By now everyone knows that the Egyptian military has made good on its threat and overthrown President Morsi’s democratically elected government thus plunging this North African country into further chaos. … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 13 Comments