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China’s New Silk Road Dream

For centuries the Silk Road, stretching across deserts, steppes, and mountains, linked the imperial dynasties of China with Europe. Chinese rulers used the thoroughfares to expand their power and influence deep into Asia. 35 more words


Consume more, conserve more: sorry, but we just can’t do both

We can have it all: that is the promise of our age. We can own every gadget we are capable of imagining – and quite a few that we are not. 42 more words

Coal lights the way

Perhaps it’s because the heart of coal country – West Virginia and Kentucky – won’t be voting in the presidential primaries until relatively late in the season next Spring, but coal hasn’t capture the conversation quite as much as it has in prior campaigns. 495 more words


The Worst of Times - EU Energy Security on the Block

There is one thing Barack Obama and Donald Trump agree on; it’s okay if Putin wants to inject Russia into the broader Middle Eastern conflict.  Not our fight is the standard refrain.   1,091 more words

Government Policy

The New Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III

November 17, 2015

The New Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III

By Karim Raslan

The international spotlight is on the Philippines this week as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit, which will be attended by leaders from 21 major economies, including the United States, China and Japan. 797 more words


Death and taxes on 2SER's breakfast show

I was back on 2SER’s breakfast show this morning with Mitch Byatt. We talked about inheritance taxes: whether they’re good or not; why they were abolished in the ’70s and what other options there are for tax reform.   31 more words

Australian Politics

Who Sets the Minimum Wage?

Debate in the political media about whether the Minimum Wage ought to be $15.00 per hour is silly. I italicized “minimum wage” above because we don’t know what that means, and we all believe we do. 187 more words

Economic Policy