Global Politics

Whose Debt Is It Anyway?


In the depths of World War II, when the course of battle was looking most bleak, American forces went on an unusual offensive. War heroes like Medal of Honor Marine Sergeant John Basilone joined... Continue

What’s Our Context?


In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, (1776), British historian Edward Gibbon began his tale with Trajan, emperor from 98 to 117 BCE, when Rome was at its geographic zenith. He traced Rome’s... Continue

Olympic Stimulus


Imagine if… “(Untrue Press Irrational): Tension continued to mount in the European Union today as Greece petitioned fellow EU member Germany for emergency intervention. After years of... Continue

Freedom’s House


Last night, a nine year old commented that it must be hard having to vote, checking off all those boxes on a ballot. The remark followed his inquiry into why we were watching TV and why President... Continue

Peering into Society’s Future


Forty-nine years ago, in January 1961, the two-term U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address to the nation. His remarks are most remembered for his warning against the emergence... Continue

Lender of Last Resort


Dear Friends, In 1978, economist Charles Kindleberger published his seminal history of financial crises, “Manias, Panics and Crashes.” (Basic Books, Inc., New York) Kindleberger explored... Continue