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Not Without Bush The Scapegoat

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

Not Without Bush The Scapegoat Scott McClellan’s revelations about his time as White House press secretary for George W. Bush are causing an international uproar. For John McCain, this means to keep as much distance as possible between himself and the president. Scott McClellan claims that the invasion of Iraq was [Read more]

The Oil Crisis is Changing Globalization

June 3, 2008 // Zeit - Germany - German

Four years ago the US economist Jeremy Rifkin was certain that if oil prices rose above $50 a barrel the global economy would be endangered. Today, he still believes he is correct. Why? Timid statements aren’t Jeremy Rifkin’s style. The economist and author of numerous best sellers likes to measure world events [Read more]

Turbulence Over Sex and the City

June 3, 2008 // Financial Times Deutschland - Germany - German

It’s been the talk of the town for weeks. And it’s not about whether the credit market crises is slowly coming to an end. It’s the opening of the film of the “Sex and the City” series that’s fueled speculation with the question: Will Carrie Bradshaw really marry Mr. Big? Series leading ladies Carrie, [Read more]

People and Oil

June 2, 2008 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

The high price of oil makes one thing clear: in the future, it will not only be about developing alternative energy sources and new fuels for motor vehicles and aircraft. We must also address the bigger picture of understanding mobility in different terms. A commentary by Alexandra Borchardt The truth up front: The [Read more]

America, Scattered to the Desert Sands

May 31, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

Israel, Syria, Hezbollah and Lebanon: their conflicts are being resolved amongst themselves. And the USA is no longer needed for that resolution. The disintegration of a president and the fall of a world power, these were the themes of George Bush’s recent trip to the Middle East. In Lebanon, a country of four and [Read more]

The Big Apple Groans Under High Prices

May 31, 2008 // Bild Zeitung - Germany - German

When the Euro finally replaced the Deutsche Mark (DM) more than six years ago I had already been living in New York for quite a while. Yet I still remember well the headlines in the Bild Zeitung about the “Teuro” (trans. note: Teuro is a play on words in German signifying the Euro was expensive; when the [Read more]

Super-Expensive Hamptons!

May 31, 2008 // Bild Zeitung - Germany - German

On Monday, America celebrates Memorial Day, the day fallen American soldiers are honored. Hundreds of thousands of war veterans actually get together to parade all across the land, but for most Americans, this holiday (the last Monday in May) has long since taken on a different importance: the beginning of summer, [Read more]

Renaissance of Global Power Struggle

May 29, 2008 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

Renaissance of Global Power Struggle In the United States, a geostrategic discussion has resulted in two major conclusions: The “Pacific Age” has begun, and the story is still far from being over. The two thoughts point directly at China. Both the field of science and politics agree that the Pacific world is [Read more]

The Gasoline Tax Illusion

May 29, 2008 // Financial Times - Germany - German

When the hapless presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was recently asked which economist’s plan for a suspension of the gasoline tax she supported, the honest answer should have been: none of them. Clinton saved herself from embarrassment by saying she wouldn’t be dependent on economists for that situation. [Read more]
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