Boris Johnson’s Straw Man

The UK Foreign Secretary says only hard Brexit can save Britain from “Political Union” in Europe. As if the latter exists!

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America First — Or Against All?

To Trump, everything in politics – even at the global trade stage – is about him personally and how it affects his business interests.

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Germany’s New Government: Abandoning German Interests in Europe

Don’t blame the French for seeking to pursue French interests and see to it that the French economic model prevails in Europe. But Berlin acts imprudently by accommodating that desire.

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The Harsh Realism of Adam Smith

Adam Smith was no blind worshipper of the market economy. He pointed to many of the deformations of human behavior that we still deplore today.

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South Korea: Corruption & Self-Censorship

Press freedom in South Korea is slipping and public perception of corruption is rising.

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South Korea: Moving Up the Global League Table

South Korea’s $1.4 trillion economy was about 52 times larger than North Korea’s in 2014.

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Push for Automation: South Korea Vs. China

China hopes to shift production from low-wage human labor to robots, as South Korea has done.

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Asia’s Dark Underbelly and Long-Term Development

Across Asia, governments not only refuse to recognize a quest for cultural, ethnic, national or political rights, but are often willing to suppress them with brutal force.

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US Campaign Finance: Reining In America’s Oligarchs

Why can’t the U.S. follow the example of other, truly democratic nations in limiting the influence that very rich people can have on elections?

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Iran: Threat of Renewed Sanctions Reshapes Economic Thinking

Will the EU adopt legislation that would shield European companies from U.S. secondary sanctions targeting non-American entities invested in Iran?

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