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What puts the “pop” in populist rhetoric? by Donald R. LaMagdeleine

April 27, 2016

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The last eight years have been hard on the West, not to mention the globe. Since 2008 a global economic crisis that originated in the US has eliminated tens of billions of capital from which no economy has fully recovered. Largely as a result of the neoliberal economic policy “wisdom” that governs the most powerful nations and international financial institutions, fiscal austerity has largely been the order of the day. Most notably, Greece narrowly avoided exiting from the EU and reverting to the drachma, which many speculated would potentially cast both Greece and the EU into a sharp tailspin. Donald R. LaMagdeleine goes on to discuss further.

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In Defence of China (and Truth and Justice) – by Imad Moosa

August 1, 2012

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(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

The US – China relationship has shifted in the last decade, yet tensions remain. In July, the Obama administration told the World Trade Organization that China’s antidumping and antisubsidy tariffs, totaling as much as 22 percent, violated free trade rules. Imad Moosa reminds us that there are at least two sides to a relationship and that failure of a relationship is rarely due to one side alone.

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