A US Stock Market Boom is Not the Basis of Shared Prosperity

The U.S. addiction to stock price inflation is rooted in an illusion. It is promoted by Donald Trump, Wall Street, the Fed and mainstream economists.

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China Vs. Indonesia: Intra-Asian Power Games

Beyond the constant strife with the U.S., China’s assertion of global powers runs into increasing resistance even by normally acquiescent Asian nations.

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Weak and Undemocratic Governance is Dangerous for Your Health

Many Southeast Asian governments are failing the coronavirus test. Singapore stands out positively, Thailand negatively.

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Trump: The Very Selective Corruption Fighter

U.S. President Donald Trump claims he cares about corruption in Ukraine…but not Hungary and Turkey?

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Five Scenarios for Brexit After January 31

On January 31, the UK leaves the EU Treaty as a signatory member. What happens next?

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Australia’s Great Fire and Biblical Justice

The images from the Sydney skyline are so indelible not because the city is located in the developed world, but because they represent the front gates of hell.

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Yes, Australia Can Abandon Coal

Experts have concluded that Australia offers an ideal setting for replacing fossil fuels with renewables in electricity generation.

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Trump’s Soleimani Killing Undermines Global Order

What sort of global order will we have left if the leaders of one country eliminate the leaders of another? Nothing but global chaos would ensue.

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Ai Weiwei Cries Wolf About Germany

Ai Weiwei engages in the very same racial stereotyping about Germany that he complains, with very thin, if not contrived proof the Germans exhibited toward him.

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The US Drops ISDS

The U.S. government used to be the chief proponent of strong investor protection clauses in international trade deals. No longer. What happened?

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