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FM newswire for May 6, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague. Best graphic of the year, refuting conservatives lies about the Federal deficits:  “How Trillion-Dollar Deficits Were Created“, New York Times, 9 June 2009 Powerful and important article:  “Goodbye Supply Side“, National Review, 3 May 2010 …

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FM newswire for April 21, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague. We’re amnesiacs, so it works:  “Author, Author – A conservative think tank indignantly denies influencing Obamacare“, Timothy Noah, Slate, 19 April 2010 “American Kleptocracy – How Fears of Socialism and Fascism Hide Naked Theft“, William …

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FM newswire for March 25, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis, collected from around the Internet. If you find this useful, pass it to a friend or colleague. “Torture Fatigue“, David Schaengold, League of Ordinary Gentlemen, 23 February 2010 — “The GOP seems to becoming a party whose considered, institutional policy is that we should torture everyone the executive …

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FM newswire for March 23, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis, collected from around the Internet. If you find this useful, pass it to a friend or colleague. Where does US foreign aid go?  For an answer see “Worst in Aid: the Grand Prize“, William Easterly and Laura Freschi, AidWatch, 15 March 2010 — The chart includes only civilian …

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The periphery of Europe – a flashpoint to the global economy

Introduction:  This is the fourth in a series of dashed off speculative opinions.  Normal procedure on the FM website for these topics would be 3 thousand word posts, supported by dozens of links.  I dont’ have the time to finish them, and too many of these outlines have accumulated in my drafts file.  Perhaps these will spark useful debate …

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