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For Whom the Bell Tolls: Is Spain Too Big to Fail? Are We?

The following was in the New York Times on the day before Thanksgiving, 2010. It describes with stark clarity the vicious debt whirlpool that Spain is in the grips of. I wonder what Paul Krugman would say about this. I suppose that, someday, the United States could find … Continue reading

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The Poor You Will Have with You Always

In the wake of North Korea’s shelling of a South Korean island, this is in the New York Times today: North Korea’s artillery shells fell on Yeonpyeong Island, a fishing village whose residents fled by ferry to the mainland city … Continue reading

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