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Entries by Daniel Wagner from 08/2011

Investors Still Think They Can Fly

| Posted 08.05.2011 | Business

Investors appear to believe that, for some reason, the age of globalization has made the prospect of a global economic meltdown remote.

Iran and Saudi Arabia's Wrestling Match

| Posted 08.12.2011 | World

Iran and Saudi Arabia are equally adept at taking jabs at each other in an effort to establish definitive political dominance in the Middle East; the jostling has now reached a critical point given the fragile regional landscape.

Where's the Outrage?

| Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

The politicians who go on the stump proclaiming to speak on behalf of the American people saying "the American people in their great wisdom want..." don't know what they are talking about, or are deliberately spinning the political process.

The Denigration of the Dollar and the Fed

| Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

The dollar's hegemony has become increasingly fiscally and monetarily unsustainable to the U.S. itself, and will come to an end either by a forceful market correction or a gradual reconstruction of global reserve currency system.

Libya's Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Vengeance or Forgiveness?

| Posted 08.29.2011 | World

Given the many months of fighting, Libya is now in dire need of funds to start to rebuild the country's tattered infrastructure, restore basic services, and renew the flow of goods to its people.

Tunisia's Coming Islamist Economy

| Posted 08.30.2011 | World

As Tunisia prepares for democratic elections, foremost in the minds of many Tunisians is the potential rise of Islamist political parties, and the fear that religious politicians will engineer a merger between mosque and state.