Tag Archives: Coronavirus

COVID 19: Assessing the Global Political Fallout

The COVID 19 pandemic and the ensuing mega-recession may shape political debates and choices for a long time.

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Bolsonaro and Trump: Twin Brothers

From the pandemic, their hatred of the media and the environment, the parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian presidents are uncanny.

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COVID 19 in Latin America: Another Populist´s Rude Awakening

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro isn’t the only powerful politician in Latin America who is challenging fate with his management style for the pandemic.

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UK: Boris Johnson Digs In Over Dominic Cummings Affair and Brexit

Dominic Cummings, die-hard Brexiteer and UK sovereignty fetishist, is now part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s problems — and no longer a solution.

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How Financial Triumphalists Destabilize the US Economy

As long as the Wall Street triumphalists’ unreflected “why worry?” thinking remains the norm, the urgently needed pursuit of a U.S. economic reform agenda will go nowhere.

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Two Sessions – One Outcome?

For the first time since Mao passed away in 1976, China does not expect tomorrow to be better than today.

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Merkel’s European Legacy

In the twilight of her career, will the German chancellor manage to produce a grand European compromise between the Northern “frugals” and the Southerners?

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US: A Country Rooted in Unfairness

The COVID 19 pandemic is highlighting U.S. shareholder capitalism’s gross inequities.

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COVID 19 Today and China’s Great Famine

Are there any lessons to be learned from China 60 years ago for today’s world, which is facing the worst pandemic of the past 100 years?

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COVID 19 and the Lessons of Xenophobia

If history is to serve as a guide, xenophobia must be treated as a grave risk that is as contagious and as deadly as any virus.

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