Friday , 21 September 2018

With recession looming, Argentina’s Macri lacks options to defend peso

With recession looming, Argentina’s Macri lacks options to defend peso

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - With interest rates sky-high and the economy heading for recession, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri is running short of options to stem a slide in th ...

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Populism: A Global Menace

Populism: A Global Menace

Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS In an article written a year ago, Peruvian writer, erstwhile politician and Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa argued that the main threat to the sur ...

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The nonsense of Commercial Wars

The nonsense of Commercial Wars

Donald Trump revives theories that always ended in greater poverty. During my school years, they never taught me what an oxymoron was, neither at my university years. The first ti ...

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The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

He warned us that he would do it. Donald Trump has unleashed a new trade war. He is a confessed mercantilist. We are only at the second skirmish. The first one was insensitively r ...

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This Threat of a Trade War Is the Opposite of “Drain the Swamp”

This Threat of a Trade War Is the Opposite of “Drain the Swamp”

On Thursday, President Trump made a trade policy announcement, of sorts, with all his usual clarity. Before an audience of steel and aluminum executives, he said he would impose t ...

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How Juan Perón’s Left Populism Destroyed Argentina’s Economy

How Juan Perón’s Left Populism Destroyed Argentina’s Economy

Since I called Trump a big-government Republican during the 2016 campaign and just condemned his capitulation to a spendaholic budget deal, it goes without saying that I’m not a h ...

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Bannon Down, Market Up Signals the Resurgence of Real American Populism

Bannon Down, Market Up Signals the Resurgence of Real American Populism

There were two big money-and-politics stories in the first week of the new year: The Dow Jones soared 577 points and Steve Bannon ended his political career. Are these two events ...

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Trump and Francis: White Smoke From the Vatican?

Trump and Francis: White Smoke From the Vatican?

"Give back to Ceasar what is Ceasar’s and to God what is God’s," said Jesus in relation to the taxes paid to the Roman Emperor. In some sense that was a kind of restarting point, ...

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Trump Can Take the Lead in Latin America, But He Must Act Soon

Trump Can Take the Lead in Latin America, But He Must Act Soon

  Over the past few weeks, President Trump has deployed a very intense agenda when it comes to the international arena. This has played out in the form of ultimatum(s) to North Ko ...

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Populism, The New Enemy of Democracy

Populism, The New Enemy of Democracy

    In this article that appeared on both El Pais (Spain) and La Nación (Argentina),  Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa analyzes the threat populism poses to modern liberal de ...

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