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Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative

September 7, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

LOS ANGELES — Former US secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers and Anna Stansbury recently cast doubt on the future of central banking, suggesting that the prevailing monetary-policy framework is in dire need of a rethink. I agree, and have been calling for a reconsideration of “Old Keynesian economics” [Read more]

The Islamic State Must Never Be Allowed to Regroup

August 14, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

Five months after the last Daesh stronghold in Syria was overrun by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), there are worrying signs that fighters belonging to the now-defunct, self-proclaimed caliphate are regrouping. The US envoy to the international coalition fighting Daesh, James Jeffrey, told reporters in [Read more]

Boris Johnson and the Triumph of Gullibility

July 28, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

US President Donald Trump has already proclaimed that Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, is popular because he is seen as “Britain Trump” (sic). After all, both politicians are widely seen as having a “populist” style. For cynics, this implies a willingness to tell blindingly obvious untruths if [Read more]

Women on Top in the World’s Democracies

July 28, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that four Democratic congresswomen of colour, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, should “go back” to their countries was another reminder of his blatant racism and sexism. Three of them were born in the United States, and the [Read more]

Peace Is the Path to Prosperity

July 22, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

As part of the recently unveiled peace plan in Bahrain, what can Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner be realistically expected to deliver? Anyone familiar with the intricacies of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict knows full well that staking out a peace plan that only encompasses an economic component will hardly [Read more]

Fallout from Leaked Cables

July 17, 2019 // The Jordan Times - Jordan - English

The unseemly spat between US President Donald Trump and former British ambassador Sir Kim Darroch is unprecedented in diplomatic circles. Ambassador Darroch has been quoted as saying in a confidential memo to London that the Trump administration is not "going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; [Read more]
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