Can’t help but be disgusted when scientific studies, without value, are published with misleading headlines. This BBC article is a classic example. The article reports its findings, all the while Read more
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The World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund have both followed a prescription of encouraging free trade. Some of the devastating effects are included in this article available on Bloomberg.com: Exclusive. Encouraging countries to avoid self-sufficiency in their food supply is a very dangerous act. Poor countries, especially, do not have a consistent set of services or goods that they can export, which is both needed to purchase imported food and the very reason they are poor. Encouraging specialization in a small country, the ultimate aim of free trade, is in effect and investment strategy that ignores diversification and insurance principles. And for a small country far too risky. Read more
For the last few weeks, I have pondered these questions:
- What does it mean to be at war with a terrorist organization?
- Are the distinctions between soldier and civilian sufficient, or does the world need a new category?
These questions were crystallized in my mind by the excellent writing of Adam Liptak in a The New York Times news analysis published June thirteenth of this year. Additionally, the Washington Post published on June twenty-fifth an excellent news analysis of Vice President Cheney office’s behaviors on these questions titled, Pushing the Envelope of Presidential Power. Both pieces are worth reading. Read more