Think Again About Asia’s Rise


This is excellent from Foreign Policy (hat tip to Paul Kedrosky): “Those who think Asia’s gains in hard power will inevitably lead to its geopolitical dominance might also want to look at another crucial ingredient of clout: ideas. Pax Americana was made possible not only by the overwhelming economic and military might of the United […]

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Russia: An Uninvestable Country


Ikea said Tuesday that it was suspending further investment in Russia, apparently because of pervasive corruption and demands for bribes. The announcement came after a rare statement by Ikea’s 83-year-old founder in a radio interview that Ikea had decided not to solve problems by slipping money under the table. Kudos to Ikea for standing up […]

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Why is he in charge?


The New York Times profiles Brian Deese, the 31 year old in charge of dismantling GM. Brian Deese represents what I think is a big problem in th Obama administration: No one really has any business experience or has experience operating in the business world. This will come back to bite Obama, the economy and […]

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Communism and Dissent


Want another affirmation as to how lucky we are to live in America? Check out the following from the New York times reporting that China cut out parts of Obama’s speech: At one point, Obama said earlier generations ”faced down communism and fascism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring […]

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