Monthly Archives: January 2013

Plaza Accord Redux

Read the latest from Randal Hines on the world’s ongoing financial crisis, and how looking to the past might help with a solution for the future: “Those who enjoy watching train wrecks will find this column richly rewarding. As the … Continue reading

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牛津,剑桥,伦敦政经学院 (Oxford, Cambridge, LSE)

Check out our handy-dandy guide to studying at a top UK school–now available in English and Mandarin! Behold: “Oxford offers a distinctive form of undergraduate education, unique in the world to Oxford and Cambridge. What makes us distinctive is: 牛津所提供的是一种独具特色的本科教育,一种不同于世界而只属于牛津剑桥的教育。我们的特色是 … Continue reading

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Paul Volcker

“It was August of 1981 and Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was the most unpopular man in America. Unemployment was 11 percent, the prime interest rate was 21.5 percent, the economy was in a tailspin and it had all been … Continue reading

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Japan may fire warning shots at Chinese aircraft, leading to war

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:
A Chinese plane enters air space claimed by Japan. Photo: AP SCMP says in its report: “Tokyo considers authorising Japanese military aircraft to take action if China’s planes enter air space near disputed waters…

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Analysts split over report saying China ‘far healthier’ than America

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:
A report by a top mainland academic institution that suggests China is in a far healthier state than the United States and will soon overtake the world’s only superpower economically has sparked controversy, with…

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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Julian Crandall Hollick examines taxation in Provence in his latest piece. In a nutshell: all is not well outside Paris. “Vaisonnais, like everyone else in the world, are convinced they are overtaxed. They look at the new high school, the … Continue reading

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Lettre de Londres: Boris Johnson: Court Jester?

Our London correspondent Austin Ashley weighed in on the (brutally) comical Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in the latest edition of Carnet Atlantique: “Johnson, avowedly a member of Cameron’s Conservative party, is riding a wave of post-Olympics popularity. Having achieved … Continue reading

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