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  • Interview With President Obama (by The New York Times)

    07/28/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Interviewed by Jackie Calmes and Michael D. Shear
    MR. OBAMA: ...And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular. SNIP MR. OBAMA: (Keystone pipeline) Well, first of all, Michael, Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s true. And my hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction...
  • President Obama calls the United States & Europe ‘developing countries’ in latest embarrassing gaffe

    07/28/2013 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 7/28/13 | Niel Gardiner
    You can imagine the derision that would have flowed from the liberal “mainstream media” if George W. Bush had referred to the United States as well as its European allies as “developing countries.” [Snip] And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular. It´s pretty rare where we have the chance to look at two policy approaches and follow them over several years and see which one worked. And the fact is
  • The pitfalls of Africa's aid addiction

    11/25/2008 10:39:35 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 15 replies · 687+ views
    BBC ^ | November 24, 2008. | Sorious Samura
    Where I come from in West Africa, we have a saying: "A fool at 40 is a fool forever", and most African countries have now been independent for over 40 years.
  • Hope for end of climate deadlock

    02/14/2007 5:08:37 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 22 replies · 609+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst
    Emissions levels have proved a sticking point Leading US politicians are meeting with legislators from the EU, China, Japan and India to seek a breakthrough in the international climate deadlock. The meeting, organised by British-run parliamentarians' group Globe, is strongly supported by the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. On Thursday, it will publish recommendations for a new world deal on climate change at the G8 summit. G8 leaders will be meeting in Germany this summer. The gathering in the US senate has attracted two presidential candidates - John McCain and the Senate Foreign Relations committee chair Joe Biden. In...
  • Good News About Poverty

    11/26/2004 10:17:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 2,670+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 27, 2004 | DAVID BROOKS
    OP-ED COLUMNIST I hate to be the bearer of good news, because only pessimists are regarded as intellectually serious, but we're in the 11th month of the most prosperous year in human history. Last week, the World Bank released a report showing that global growth "accelerated sharply" this year to a rate of about 4 percent. Best of all, the poorer nations are leading the way. Some rich countries, like the U.S. and Japan, are doing well, but the developing world is leading this economic surge. Developing countries are seeing their economies expand by 6.1 percent this year - an...
  • Promoting Afghanistan

    06/19/2004 10:47:55 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 3 replies · 127+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | January 23, 2002 | Gary Dempsey and Aaron Lukas
    Promoting Afghanistan by Gary Dempsey and Aaron Lukas Gary Dempsey is a foreign policy analyst and Aaron Lukas a trade analyst with the Cato Institute. On Monday, when they opened their Tokyo meetings, representatives from the United States and other donor nations began deciding how much reconstruction aid they will give to Afghanistan. Sen. Joseph Biden, Delaware Democrat and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, says the United States should help to contribute between $10 billion and $15 billion over the next five years. Afghanistan's interim government, led by Hamid Karzai, is asking for $45 billion over ten. But economic...
  • Brazil: Model Economy or Model Deadbeat?

    08/16/2002 8:03:16 AM PDT · by madeinchina · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Trade Alert ^ | 8/15/02 | Alan Tonelson
    If Brazil is such a well-run economy, how come it's piled up as much as $290 billion in public debt? That's a question no one in the globalization-happy economic establishment wants to even ask, much less answer. Yet the determination of Washington, the International Monetary Fund, and all the world's other economic power centers to duck the main issues raised by Brazil's woes can only weaken, not strengthen, the global economy's foundations. The strongest praise for Brazil came literally when the checks were being written to forestall the country's bankruptcy. Said IMF chief Horst Kohler, "Brazil is on a solid...