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A New AmericanMilitary Headquarters

October 4, 2008 // Junge Welt - Germany - German

Since September 30th, Germany has become home to yet another war operations center. On Tuesday, the U.S. military’s newest theater command, Africa Command (AFRICOM) officially became an independent entity with headquarters at Kelly Barracks near Stuttgart. A year ago, AFRICOM was separated from European Command [Read more]

The Myth Of The Market

October 4, 2008 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

For years they preached that the market was perfect, but the financial crisis shows where its weakness lies – with people. The role of government must, therefore, be newly defined. Homo Economicus is a rare species. He’s knows everything, understands everything, and has no emotions. Most economic scientists, [Read more]

Vice PresidentialCandidates Duel on TV

October 3, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

Recent polls indicated that Sarah Palin almost became a burden for the Republican presidential candidate John McCain-–especially because of several embarrassing interviews on TV. In her TV duel with Obama’s Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden this Thursday, however, Palin acquit herself surprisingly well--and [Read more]

Fight The Financial Crisis,But Do It Right!

October 3, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

The first hurdle to the financial bailout package in the United States has been overcome. The Senate overwhelmingly approved the Bush administration's bailout plan. True, they had to add over a hundred billion dollars worth of tax breaks for individuals and small business to the already enormous $700 billion [Read more]

Obama Profits From The Crisis

October 2, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

Americans don’t want to hear any more about laissez-faire capitalism: how Wall Street chaos is affecting the campaign. Obama’s administration will probably begin this week. No, not President Obama’s term of office. The candidate could still lose the election, but his philosophy of governing is conquering America. [Read more]

The Comeback Of Statism

October 1, 2008 // Berliner Zeitung - Germany - German

The state is making an amazing comeback these days and it is doing it in, of all places, the country where individual freedom and the pursuit of happiness has become a national doctrine.

The New Money Power

September 30, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

How Peking forced its biggest debtor, the USA, to negotiate the financial crisis For weeks, the activity of Chinese central bankers in the financial crisis was barely perceptible. They didn’t emerge from cover until last Friday, when it became known that the government-owned China Investment Corporation (CIC) was [Read more]
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