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The boom-and-bust Fed's rental society

Published: 18Oct2014

Article By Reuven Brenner Now, as during World War II and up to 1951, the US Federal Reserve practiced what is now called quantitative easing (QE). Then, as now, nominal interest rates were low and...

Brave hearts and wise heads

Published: 29Sep2014

Demography is not destiny, but it sheds light on the events leading to these two referenda, the Quebec one taking place in 1995, and the Scottish one last week, and has also implications concerning...

The 'non-state' solution

Published: 8Aug2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, stick to their firm belief that a two-state solution is the only way to end the long-running Middle East conflict involving...

A Europe losing cohesion

Published: 4Jun2014

Ever since France's defeat in 1870-1 in the Franco-Prussian war, when military strength was identified with numerical superiority, demography, language and culture have become permanent parts of,...