US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.
Romney pick defines the campaign
| 14 August 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
All of a sudden, it seems the media have noticed what the presidential election is actually all about. Ideas. Competing ideas. Two stark contrasts of opposing worldviews and what should be the proper size and role of government. It’s about time.
Germany faces tough decisions in Europe’s debt crisis
| 01 February 2012 | FEATURES |
The Germans hold many cards, and that's their problem.
“Tax me please, I’m rich!”
If they are so keen, why don’t they just give it to the government anyway?
Nightmares of Europe’s past
| 15 September 2011 | FEATURES |
After World War II, Europe tried to kill off nationalism by drawing countries into a prosperous EU. Will the debt crisis revive it?
Is Obama doomed? The debt crisis and 2012
| 08 August 2011 | FEATURES |
The messy negotiations between a Democrat president and a Republican Congress over raising the debt ceiling show the robust nature of the US constitutional system.
‘Winning the debt-limit fight’
Okay, who’s fighting, what’s this fight over, and how do you define ‘winning’?
If you would be free, be thrifty
The first National Thrift Week in the US for 45 years promotes a neglected virtue.
What are the odds on the Euro’s survival?
| 22 December 2010 | FEATURES |
The debt crisis has exposed fundamental weaknesses in the European Union.