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How Europe Played Greece

“They have decided to strangle us, whether we say yes or no”, said a Greek woman to me yesterday. “The only choice we have is to make it quick or slow. 107 more words

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Teachers create wealth too!

It’s become a commonplace to say that wealth has to be created before it can be spent and the received wisdom in mainstream political discourse is that the private sector does the wealth creating which then allows the public sector to use it up. 771 more words



Greece is a remarkable country full of wonderful people, but along dimensions of development and governance, the place is plainly pretty fucked up. It has been fucked up that way for a long time, for decades at least. 220 more words

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On July Fourth – The Prophecies of Don Pedro

When the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico 117 years ago, Gen. Nelson A. Miles declared that: 

We have come to bring you protection, not only to yourselves but to your property, to promote your prosperity, to bestow upon you the blessings and liberal institutions of our government…and to give the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization… 1,131 more words


Happy Self-Delusion Day!

I realized something at the 1st Annual Murray Reunion in Syracuse, NY yesterday. Celebrating my heritage as a descendant of our 4th great grandfather Andrew Murray with cousins, aunts & uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents and grandchildren, as my cousin Steve literally put us on the path and in their footsteps from there to here, I realized something remarkable & profound. 519 more words


After WSJ expose, Najib and Umno’s days numbered, say analysts

Datuk Seri Najib Razak could see the end of his days as prime minister soon amid reports that money from state-owned funds were credited into his personal accounts, analysts say, adding that this issue could also severely damage his party, Umno. 447 more words