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The National Debt: Why Putin Doesn’t Fear America

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As America withdraws from the world because it cannot afford to stay engaged, Russia and China will expand their spheres of influence. Read More »

Book Review: ’50 Children’ by Steven Pressman

50 Children

One extraordinary couple put their lives at risk to rescue 50 children from Natzi Germany, during one of the most difficult times in Europe. Read More »

Audiobook Review: ‘The War That Ended Peace’ by Margaret MacMillan

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An extremely well-researched and in-depth look at the personalities behind the Great War. Read More »

In Europe, Few Jobs for the Old and Even Fewer for the New

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Europe should scrap the austerity mantra and concentrate its efforts on supporting unemployment relief, tax reform, and job creation. Read More »

Who Really Gains From Austerity?

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

In, “Europe Should Stop Listening To Germany“, I very briefly mentioned the advantage Germany and other nations of the austerity chorus have over their southern counterparts thanks to skewed bond analysis employed by global markets. Part of the problem stems from the ability of each nation’s central bank to issue new debt, thus allowing markets to assess each issue state-by-state ... Read More »

Europe Should Stop Listening to Germany

Should Eurozone nations continue to heed the words of the very nation which profits directly from austerity gone bad elsewhere? Read More »

Broke If You Do, Broke If You Don’t.

With the failure of the bailout approval in parliament, Cyprus edges that much closer to default. Thing is, a yes vote wouldn't have changed a thing. Read More »

Book Review: Rally ‘Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad

The first book in a mystery series starring travel agent Amy Able. Read More »

What Is: EURIBOR

As Europe's Central Bank looks to cut rate targets into 2013, all eyes turn to the key reference rate for the continent's major banks. Read More »

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History, Part 1

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Berlin is a sprawling, modern city with many fascinating sites evoking the cataclysmic events of the 20th century. Read More »