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Obama Among the Lilliputians

January 18, 2009 // The Japan Times - Japan

In what other country would the offspring of a black foreigner and a white American from a relatively poor background be able to run for the highest office, let alone beat the war hero candidate of the established party in power?

Manners of an Economist?

January 18, 2009 // Sankei Shinbun - Japan - Japanese

I have been oddly stuck on one phrase said by Mr. Greenspan; that is what he cleverly expressed, a "once-in-a-century credit tsunami." It immediately spread out worldwide since it was made by the person who had been seated at top as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. However, I must have heard such a line like [Read more]

Lessons from theNew Deal Coalition

January 4, 2009 // Sankei Shinbun - Japan - Japanese

Despite the realization that this crisis is the worst in a century, the policies toward it seem very soft. [American policymakers] act as if they are ordering a beer in an ordinary bar without thinking.

American Capitalism, Battered

December 30, 2008 // The Japan Times - Japan

It was a bruising year for U.S. capitalism. Not only did the world's largest economy plunge into recession, but financial mismanagement and misjudgment triggered a global financial crisis.

Japan Secretely Sent Uranium to the U.S.

December 28, 2008 // The Japan Times - Japan

Enough highly enriched U.S. uranium to make about 20 nuclear weapons was sneaked back to the United States from Japan over a 12-year period until last summer in a secret operation aimed at keeping it out of terrorists' hands

The Philosopher Who Obama Admires

December 16, 2008 // Sankei Shinbun - Japan - Japanese

Admiring Neibuhr President-elect Obama, who has adopted the slogan of 'change,' is said to respect Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971). This is as surprising considering Obama's landslide victory in the presidential election. Niebuhr was a father of realism and his theories are very similar to thoughts of the [Read more]
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