Tag Archives: United States

Rothkopf does it again

I try to limit re-blogging to a minimum. But some of those whom I follow are just such able writers of concise perspectives on issues that I really care about that it cannot be avoided. David Rothkopf, whose book length … Continue reading

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shutdown

As a non-American I’m amazed, to use an understatement, by the radical mismatch between US developments and my own, Low countries’ honed intuitions about politics. Not that those are in any way trustworthy predictors of what happens in The Netherlands, … Continue reading

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who is top dog: government or business?

Yes, not a good question. The ways of the world are a bit too complex for such a binary perspective to make sense. But obviously the issue of  the continuously changing relationship between public and private power is certainly core to … Continue reading

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how the US is like Indonesia

However much judgement might be in the eye of the beholder we still tend to agree on lots of things. Social beings that we are that agreement is as important as the facts. Some argue, more important, or even all … Continue reading

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