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  • Davos Insider Vows Trump Defeat: “It Doesn’t Matter Who the GOP Puts Up, Hillary Will Win”

    01/27/2016 2:19:21 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 39 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    Voice of the people be damned. With a week until the Iowa caucuses, it would appear that the fix is in – at least if you take the words of some of the world’s most elite to heart. It is perhaps no surprise that the Davos elite – which just converged in the snowy Alps – have it out for Trump. Reuters reported that the “Davos elite [are] alarmed at prospect of nominee Trump,” whom they consider “dangerous.” Now, one of their attendees, Martin Sorrell – who heads WPP Group, a very powerful advertising and marketing firm that steers hundreds...
  • A catastrophe of epic proportions

    03/16/2016 7:27:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/14/2016 | Niall Ferguson
    There is a powerful symbolism in the impending collapse of Iraqs Mosul dam. Built on the cheap by Saddam Hussein in the early 1980s, it holds back up to 2.9 trillion gallons, roughly twice as much as Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. We all know what happened when Hurricane Katrina breached the levees around Pontchartrains south shore in 2005. No hurricane is needed to breach the Mosul dam. Built on a weak foundation of soluble gypsum, its stability has always depended on continuous grouting. In 2007 the US Army Corps of Engineers, alarmed by what they had found after the...
  • Newsweek's anti-Obama cover story: Has the magazine lost all credibility?

    02/15/2016 1:31:23 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | August 21, 2012 | Staff
    If Newsweek's goal was to spark controversy with its Obama-bashing cover article, then the error-riddled piece was certainly a success. August 21, 2012 This week, Newsweek came under an onslaught of criticism for publishing a cover story titled: "Hit the road, Barack: Why we need a new president." (See an image at right and below.) Written by conservative historian Niall Ferguson, a Harvard professor who served as an adviser to the John McCain campaign in 2008, the story is a litany of complaints against Obama, blasting him for his poor economic stewardship, fiscal irresponsibility, broken promises, and foreign policy...
  • The Paris attacks are 'exactly how civilizations fall,' just like the collapse of the Roman Empire

    11/17/2015 8:34:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/2015 | Paul Colgan, Business Insider Australia
    Edward Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" is one of the great works of written history. It comes in six volumes and was published over 12 years starting in 1776. It covers how the Roman Empire fell from its glory over centuries, eventually crumbling to nothing. Over the weekend prominent historian Niall Ferguson, the presenter of the TV series "Civilization," has drawn an analogy between the bloodshed in Paris last Friday and what was the beginning of the end for the Roman Empire. Ferguson declares he is here "to tell you that this is exactly how civilizations...
  • Harvard Historian: Obama Is Being Check-Mated by Vladimir Putin (Video)

    10/19/2015 7:14:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Niall Ferguson, author, historian and Harvard professor, weighed in on Barack Obamas disastrous foreign policy today on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo. Maria this is going horribly wrong. Hes really created an explosion of sectarian conflict right across the region. And I think now hes being check-mated by Vladimir Putin the Russian president who you said a moment ago has taken in the initiative. Its really the first time since the early seventies that the Russians have been in a position to play the part of power broker in the Middle East. Ferguson also pointed out to Bartiromo that...
  • Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

    07/14/2014 11:37:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/14/2014 | Ralph Benko
    Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace? Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvards Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, and with a coda in Project Syndicate, all summarized at Forbes.com. Ferguson, on Krugman: Where I come from we do not fear bullies. We despise them. And we do so because we understand that what motivates their bullying is a deep sense of insecurity. Unfortunately for Krugtron the Invincible, his ultimate nightmare...
  • Niall Ferguson's Blooper

    05/08/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    At an investment conference last week, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson created a huge mess for himself. He glibly speculated that maybe because economist John Maynard Keynes was a childless, "effete" homosexual, he embraced a doctrine that favored immediate economic gratification. Keynes' bon mot "in the long run, we are all dead" takes on new meaning when you realize he didn't have kids to worry about. Following the usual script, but at a much faster clip, an uproar ensued on Twitter and in various blogs. Ferguson quickly offered an apology that rivaled John Cleese's in A Fish Called Wanda in its...
  • Keynes Was Gay -- Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

    05/05/2013 1:31:51 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Theres a brouhaha a-brewin over comments by Niall Ferguson at an investor conference. Ferguson suggestedthat because John Maynard Keynes was gay, effete, and childless he might havelacked concern for posterity. After all, Keynes famously proclaimedin the long run were all dead.In a nigh-upon hysterical andterribly written item, Tom Kostigen ofFinancial Advisorsays Ferguson took gay-bashing to new heights. He adds, Apparently, in Fergusons world, if you are gay or childless, you cannot care about future generations nor society. Now, I dont know exactly what Ferguson said, and I dont trust Kostigens version of events either.There are few full quotes and virtually...
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping genocide...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

    03/10/2010 12:06:55 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 89 replies · 2,491+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | March 9, 2010, 12:01 a.m. EST | Paul B. Farrell
    ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- "One of the disturbing facts of history is that so many civilizations collapse," warns anthropologist Jared Diamond in "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed." Many "civilizations share a sharp curve of decline. Indeed, a society's demise may begin only a decade or two after it reaches its peak population, wealth and power." Now, Harvard's Niall Ferguson, one of the world's leading financial historians, echoes Diamond's warning: "Imperial collapse may come much more suddenly than many historians imagine. A combination of fiscal deficits and military overstretch suggests that the United States may be the...
  • Obama in High Seas

    08/22/2012 5:21:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It has been a very rough patch for Our President, and I do believe it is going to get rougher still. Do not be surprised, as the month goes on and August runs into September, that his campaign budget becomes tighter. President Barack Obama is spending more money than he is raising. It will get worse. A president who mismanages the federal budget the way Obama does cannot be expected to manage his campaign budget much better. Lavish spending, it turns out, is a way of life for the community organizer who became our 44th president. Lavish spending...
  • Niall Ferguson Defends Newsweek Cover: Correct This, Bloggers

    08/21/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 21, 2012 | Niall Ferguson
    First, duck the argument. Second, nitpick. Third, vilify. Thats what Niall Ferguson says liberal bloggers did after reading his Newsweek story on Obamas record. Here, he offers a point-by-point defense of his argument.
  • Niall Ferguson: Obamas Gotta Go

    08/19/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT · by blam · 193 replies
    Daily Beast via excerpted version from Business Insider ^ | August 19, 2012 1:00 AM EDT | Niall Ferguson Daily Beast; Joe Weisenthal Business Insider;
    <p>The other day, Newsweek had a cover story about Mitt Romney's "Wimp Factor."</p>
  • Shocking Newsweek Cover: 'Hit the Road, Barack - Why We Need a New President'

    08/19/2012 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 19, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    After some of the recent Obama-loving/Romney-bashing Newsweek covers, the one hitting newsstands Monday is guaranteed to turn some heads. Under the picture of our dear leader are the words, "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New Leader." The article is written by Niall Ferguson, a British historian and economist that backed John McCain in 2008. After an introduction, Ferguson made his case: In his inaugural address, Obama promised not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. He promised to build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed...
  • Niall Ferguson Has Been Wrong On Economics ("Hit The Road, Barack" - Newsweek))

    08/19/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-19-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Niall Ferguson Has Been Wrong On Economics Joe Weisenthal Aug. 19, 2012, 6:44 PM Niall Ferguson has a huge piece in The Daily Beast saying Obama needs to get fired titled: "Hit The Road, Barack."It's basically an ell-encompassing takedown of Obama's record on the economy (it still sucks), the deficit (it's getting bigger) and America's standing in the world (The Mideast has not gotten safer). It even hits Obama for stuff like this, which seems totally inevitable at some point, regardless of who is President.Newsweek Anyway, as you read Niall Ferguson, it's worth noting that he has been wrong on...
  • Niall Ferguson: Obamas Gotta Go

    08/19/2012 12:58:37 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08-19-2012 | Niall Ferguson
    I was a good loser four years ago. In the grand scheme of history, I wrote the day after Barack Obamas election as president, four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing. Despite having beenfull disclosurean adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponents remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization. Yet the...
  • Hit the road Barak (Newsweek) Chick-Fil-A moment

    08/19/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 44 replies
    Let's reward good behavior. Newsweek is apparently desperate to survive. We plan on buying this issue off the shelf. Might they get the message????
  • Niall Ferguson: Dont Believe the Techno-Utopian Hype

    08/01/2012 5:36:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    Newsweek (via The Daily Beast) ^ | 7-30-2012 | Niall Ferguson
    (snip) My pessimism is supported by a simple historical observation. The achievements of the last 25 years were actually not that big a deal compared with what we did in the preceding 25 years, 1961-1986 (e.g. landing men on the moon). And the 25 years before that, 1935-1960, were even more impressive (e.g. splitting the atom). In the words of Peter Thiel, perhaps the lone skeptic within a hundred miles of Palo Alto: In our youth we were promised flying cars. What did we get? 140 characters. Moreover, technoptimists have to explain why the rapid scientific technological progress in those...
  • Niall Ferguson: If the young knew what was good for them they'd join the Tea Party

    06/17/2012 2:00:25 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 17 June 2012 | Telegraph reporters
    Young people should welcome austerity measures because it means huge government debts are less likely to blight their futures, historian Niall Ferguson has said. The economic historian, who is affiliated to Oxford and Harvard Universities, says wise young voters should insist politicians pay off debts as soon as possible.... It is surprisingly easy to win the support of young voters for policies that would ultimately make matters even worse for them, like maintaining defined benefit pensions for public employees, ... He adds: "If young Americans knew what was good for them, they would all be in the Tea Party." Professor...
  • NIALL FERGUSON: This Is The Study That Shows Why The US Economy Is Doomed

    04/07/2012 7:05:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 87 replies
    BI ^ | 04/05/12 | Rob Wile
    http://www.businessinsider.com/study-company-us-2012-4 NIALL FERGUSON: This Is The Study That Shows Why The US Economy Is Doomed Rob Wile | Apr. 5, 2012, 2:02 PM | 17,651 | 67 A Harvard Business School study that Niall Ferguson pointed us to today shows the U.S. has fallen severely behind in terms of international competitiveness. The study, from January, found that for Harvard alums personally involved in a company relocation decision, 57 percent said the decision "involved the possibility of moving existing activities out of the U.S." Meanwhile, only 9 percent considered moving existing activities from another country into the U.S. "A U.S.-based respondent...