Summary: Street protests and loss of support in parliament have brought down Brazil's government through quasi-legal impeachment, without the bother of elections. Could this happen in America? The preconditions -- the tinder -- already exist here, awaiting only a spark. This analysis by Prof Perry Anderson of shows how quickly a seemingly strong and powerful … Continue reading Have sympathy for the political chaos in Brazil. It could happen in America.
Summary: A new year, another epidemic (they're all "pandemics" in our fearful world) - Zika. In a world of seven billion people linked by rapid transportation, epidemics will become increasingly common. That does not mean that hysteria need accompany each and every one. As with Avian Flue and Ebola, the FM website provides you with … Continue reading Professor Hugh Pennington: The story so far of the Zika epidemic
Summary: Today we have a follow-up by Paul Schulte to Does corruption limit China’s growth, or pose a threat to its existence? He looks at the leading emerging nations, comparing them to the US and UK at similar point in their evolution to greatness. BRIC building: the future of Brazil, Russia, India and China By … Continue reading BRIC building: the future of Brazil, Russia, India and China