The War of the Weak

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Despite the media’s spin, the Taliban is losing the fight in Afghanistan.

Ben Bernanke: Bust of the Year – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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Why should we expect the Fed Chairman to solve a crisis he didn’t see coming?

Hamas

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  For the complete HAMAS profile, click here. Excerpts from the HAMAS profile: Hamas is a radical fundamentalist group founded on December 14, 1987 by the Muslim Brotherhood…. Its avowed purpose is “liberating Palestine” from the Jew “oppressors,” whose presence in the Middle East it considers an affront to Muslims’ rightful sovereignty in the land of […]

House of Debt – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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What will keep the whole system up? What will bring it down?

Edward Lazear: Stimulus and the Jobless Recovery – WSJ.com

With the news that GDP grew at 3.5% in the third quarter, it seems apparent that economic recovery is underway. How much of this was a result of government programs? To evaluate this, it is important to understand what constitutes a recovery. There are three developments needed to restore the economy to its prior vibrancy. […]

David M. Phillips: The Illegal-Settlements Myth, Commentary

The conviction that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal is now so commonly accepted, it hardly seems as though the matter is even open for discussion. But it is. Decades of argument about the issue have obscured the complex nature of the specific legal question about which a supposedly overwhelming verdict of guilty […]

Preparing for Global Collapse – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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The banks brace for an economic meltdown of epic proportions.