Tag Archive: EUROPE

Ad Hoc Commentary – Wake up America, the Cold War did not end in 1991


“…the [Russian] Ministry of Defense said it would consider stopping international inspections of its nuclear weapons in response to threatened sanctions from the West…” http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-crimea-interim-government-says-it-has-no-plans-to-cede-to-russia/2014/03/08/df1261d0-a6c3-11e3-9cff-b1406de784f0_story.html At first sight, it seems like America and… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – global unemployment and resentment


The ILO released their Global Employment Trends report overnight. The executive summary should be required reading for those who care about politics. We all know that in the past, worker solidarity had brought… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – ECB rate cut: the European sovereign debt crisis has come home to roost


The official story is the European Central Bank (ECB) interest rate cut is to prevent euro zone’s recovery from stalling as inflation tumbles. That is good enough for most. However, yours truly believe… Continue reading