Monthly Archives: August 2019

@TheEconomist Oxbridgers on the possibility of a ‘Global Downturn’. Political Observer comments

Headline: Markets are braced for a global downturn Sub-headline: The signals from bonds, currencies and commodities are increasingly alarming  Its almost as if American Television’s dreck merchant Aaron Spelling had reincarnated as a writer or writers for the Economist. The … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on the ‘brilliant,bespoke’ Michael Anton! Political Observer comments

Andy opens his essay of August 16, 2019, with praise for Straussian Michael Anton as ‘brilliant, bespoke’ it might be a faux pas to call a man ‘chic’?  Mr. Anton began his career, at least to my knowledge, with his … Continue reading

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@TheEconomist jumps on the ‘Inequality Bandwagon’? Old Socialist comments

The Posh Boys & Girls @TheEconomist  now find it necessary to address the vexing question of ‘inequality’ ? In this  very narrow political/historical context: Headline: The Mittelstand’s corporate success comes at a cost Sub-headline: Germany’s rising current-account surplus has been … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com on ‘The Hong Kong Test’ . Old Socialist comments

Headline: America is failing the Hong Kong test Sub-headline: Indifference to pro-democracy protests highlights degeneration of US foreign policy Mr. Luce frames his lament, maladroitly, in the deeply held notion of American Exceptionalism. Except that this version of exceptionalism renders … Continue reading

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In the pages of The Financial Times: Macri declared a failure! Political Observer comments

Mr.  Torres’ essay doesn’t even begin to offer something like a diagnosis, for the failure of Macri’s failed ‘Austerity Lite’. Awash in Econo-Speak , a stand-in for obfuscation.  Or is this offered in lieu of an actual diagnosis. In sum, … Continue reading

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From the pages of The Financial Times: Macri stumbles, Economic Disaster follows! Political Observer comments

The Greek Chorus in this latest installment of The Argentine Political Crisis, 2019 Edition is made up of Economic Technocrats, representing those Investment Houses, left high and dry with the election of  Néstor Kirchner and his successor Cristina and their … Continue reading

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The Financial Times and Elisabeth Braw on the necessity of an alliance between Business & National Security States. Political Observer comments

Headline:Business must prepare for aggression by states Sub-headline: Companies should consider participating in military exercises A hireling from  RUSI (https://rusi.org/) Elisabeth Braw advocates what is ,in sum, Fascism: the vital connection between National Security States and their suppliers of weapons of … Continue reading

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