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Looking for European Chutzpah

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  “The only natural resource we discovered is the human potential. Israel is an example where the people enriched the land more than the land enriched the people.”                – President Shimon Peres, from his EU parliament speech   In their book “Start-up Nation: The story of Israel’s economic miracle”, authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer describe  why and how […]

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The Dollar: Their currency, OUR problem

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The $: Their currency – our problem As Ben Bernanke’s mandate as chairman of the Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) ends, it is time to assess the impact that the American central bank has on the world economy. The US enjoys what former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing once called “the exorbitant privilege of the dollar”, which is the de facto […]

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A Revolution with European Ramifications

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This article has also been published at the online webzine The New Federalist.  “The supply shock created by a surge in North American oil production will be as transformative to the market over the next five years as was the rise of Chinese demand over the last 15.” – International Energy Agency European policymakers have failed to grasp the geopolitical […]

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A Tribute to EU’s Greatest Achievement, Peace

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This article has also been published at the online webzine The New Federalist. Today, the 11th of November, we commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany, ending one of the deadliest conflicts the world has ever known. Coined as “the war to end all wars” it has since been dwarfed in scale and horror by the […]