Enrique Sanz

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How The Lack of A Victory Celebration 26 Years Ago Today Conjured President Trump

On Christmas Day 26 years ago — December 25, 1991 — the Soviet Union peacefully dissolved itself, thus ending the Cold War. With that event the narrative in which the whole world had lived since the end of World War II also dissolved.<p>World War II ended with a bang — two of them, actually, Hiroshima …

Don’t blame globalisation for poverty | Liam Fox

Provided corruption is kept in check and governance improves in the developing world, free trade can benefit everybody, even the world’s poorest people<p>Two hundred and forty years ago, Adam Smith published one of the most important texts ever written. The Wealth of Nations set out his vision of free …

Why You Should Ignore Your Gut Feelings About Free Trade

Many Americans across the political spectrum find protectionist appeals to be deeply satisfying. Supporters of Donald Trump have responded to his …

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe

The khan's ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia. One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol Empire, which would eventually stretch from the eastern shores of China. A series of successful forays in Hungary and Poland made even Europe seem within reach …

Why populist uprisings could end a half-century of greater economic ties

By Ylan Q. Mui<p>Ylan Q. Mui<p>Bio Follow<p>The world economy is nearing what international policymakers fear could be a dangerous turning point, as populist uprisings in the United States and Europe threaten to unravel decades-old alliances that have fostered free trade and deepened economic ties.<p>The …

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The Attack On Free Trade By Trump And Clinton Begs The Question: Have Both Parties Lost Their Minds?

Current political commentary naturally focuses on the force of personalities in this year’s election, as a brash New York real estate developer and a socialist from Vermont have carved out a much larger position in this cycle than anyone could have predicted. Because neither Donald Trump nor Bernie …

BERNANKE: Helicopter money could work, but I see 2 big problems

<i>"The deflation speech saddled me with the nickname 'Helicopter Ben.' In a discussion of hypothetical possibilities for combating deflation I mentioned an extreme tactic—a broad-based tax cut combined with money creation by the central bank to finance the cut. Milton Friedman had dubbed the approach</i> …

The Case for Free Trade Is Weaker Than You Think

If workers lose their jobs to imports and central banks can’t bolster domestic spending enough to re-employ them, a country may be worse off, Greg Ip explains<p>Economists disagree on plenty, but they’re pretty much unanimous that free trade is good and protectionism is bad. Elite opinion among …

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Let’s end America’s hopeless war for the Middle East

A hundred years ago, the armies of World War I fought to a bloody stalemate on the Western Front and desperately searched for ways to break it and …

I’m done with Bernie Sanders: Why this democratic socialist is voting for Hillary Clinton

<b>Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Mike Blake)</b><p>Bernie’s not a more progressive choice, just a different one. The more I compare the two, the less I feel the Bern<p>Chris Sosa<p>April 4, 2016 6:26pm (UTC)<p>I’ve been a personal fan of Senator Bernie Sanders since my political awakening in college. I was raised in an …

The Holy Roman Empire by Peter H Wilson review – Europe from Charlemagne to Ukip

The empire at the heart of Europe for nearly a thousand years was much like the EU, with its Byzantine complexity, a reliance on fudge, inequalities and multiple identities – but it worked<p>When the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V besieged Metz in 1522 the city taunted him with a banner emblazoned with …

Walmart Is Why Robert Reich Is Wrong About Free Trade

Robert Reich tells us all that free trade, and free trade agreements, doesn’t benefit the average American. All the goodies, the rise in income, go to the top 1%. And therefore of course we need to limit our trade with the rest of the world so as to protect the American middle class. This is, of …

Seven Steps To Keep Donald Trump And European Populists Out Of Power

Donald Trump keeps winning Republican Party primaries. He is the favorite to take the GOP presidential nomination. More important, he could be America’s next president.<p>The public symbol of American liberty and exceptionalism. The international exponent of American principles and values. The world’s …

We’re talking about inequality all wrong

Social Security rules are complicated and change often. For the most recent “Ask Larry” columns, check out …

“The Islamic State would not be with us today if the United States hadn’t invaded Iraq”: Islam, religion, and the interview Donald Trump and Ted Cruz must read now

<b>Donald Trump, Ted Cruz (Reuters/Carlos Barria/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Simple-minded analysis of religion, history and our challenge in the Middle East leads to the wrong policy choices<p>Phil Torres<p>March 19, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>At approximately 9:40 p.m., on Nov. 13, 2015, …

Trump’s and Sanders’s dangerous revolt against free trade

By David Ignatius<p>David Ignatius<p>Columnist covering foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Of the many dangerous trends in the 2016 election, the revolt against free trade that has captured both parties could do the most long-term damage. That’s because protectionism would undermine future growth of the U.S. …

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Where did it all go wrong for Turkey?

It was hailed as the democracy in the Middle East that would be an example to the Arab world – but more than a decade later it has come to look like the Arab dictatorships it abhorred<p>In a corner of Istanbul’s famous Istiklal avenue one cold January evening, a small café slowly filled up with smoke …

The 'war on terror' isn't working

Here's a question that ought to be at the center of the presidential campaign, but has been strangely absent: What strategy should the United States pursue to counter the problem posed by violent radical Islam?<p>Sure, several candidates vow, if elected, to escalate the ongoing military campaign …

How the 2016 election undermines Fukuyama's "end of history" argument - Vox

This presidential campaign is more than a shitshow, an authoritarian fit, or a clash between the identity politics of socially isolated white people and socially overstimulated snake people. It is also looking increasingly like a refutation of one of the more provocative and influential political …

Democracy in retreat

By Editorial Board<p>AFTER THE Cold War it seemed that democracy was spreading, dictatorships were tumbling and capitalism ascendant. Today, democracy is in retreat. Liberal values such as transparency, rule of law, accountability and respect for human dignity are being widely trampled. Autocrats and …

Time for a new Sykes-Picot Agreement to fix the Middle East

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/StringerIt’s time to renegotiate the contract that put the Middle East together.The “contract” is the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided up most of the Arab lands …

From Trump to Merkel: how the world is divided between fear and openness | Ulrich Speck

The Republican candidate and German chancellor are polar opposites in the key struggle of our age<p>Two major concepts define the political struggle in the west today. One can be termed “globalism”, which is currently most prominently represented by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The other is …

There Are Bad Arguments And Then There Are Absurd Ones About U.S. Inequality

It’s possible to make some reasonable and fair points about inequality in the United States. There’s more of it than there is in most other rich countries for example. We could then go on and discuss whether more should be done to reduce it, or perhaps your views might be more like mine, which …

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The hidden economics behind the rise of Donald Trump

Branko Milanovic looks at the big picture.<p>During his dozen years as chief economist of the World Bank’s Research Department, he focused on making sense of the all-important economic question that many economists, paradoxically, seem uninterested in: How are people doing?<p>It’s a deceptively difficult …

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Is there a link between free trade and war?

People who have read my posts in the past two years might have noticed that I discussed several times the origins of World War I (here and here and …

Donald Trump could get the nuclear codes: How anti-intellectualism is killing American democracy

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Jay LaPrete)</b><p>Only in a country where inequality is skyrocketing and corporate media runs amok could this happen<p>Conor Lynch<p>February 29, 2016 10:58am (UTC)<p>Following Donald Trump’s landslide victory in Nevada, Etan Cohen, writer of the cult-classic movie "Idiocracy" -- which tells …

It’s the Global Economy, Stupid

When the dust clears on the 14 presidential contests on March 1, it is a good bet that none of the candidates will have adequately talked about a …