Andrew T. Hook, an international economist with a doctorate, will teach one economics course at Central Lakes College starting with the fall term Aug. 27.
The chorus of senior politicians and pundits in Europe has started their unsurprising barrage of claims of the leadership of the International Monetary Fund for a European. Eyes firmly fixed on the past; many Europeans remember only the good times and also ignore the major changes in the world over
WASHINGTON - The meetings start precisely at 9 a.m. Not 9:01, mind you. The suits are a sea of blue and gray - pinstriped or solid, for the most part. The chairman wins every vote - and it's not even close.
Understanding the complex national economy may begin at an unexpected place - the mirror.
Amid the turmoil and confusion on Wall Street these days, one serious message is coming through loud and clear: Investment banking is dying.
The crisis in the financial markets is the result of accumulated errors in risk management over a period of years, ineffectiveness and inefficiency of financial regulation and supervision, and a liquidity crisis.
As the politicians get together with the financial community to decide what to do about the financial sector, we should be clear both about what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again.
Each day we hear of the latest turn in the economy, up, down, green shoots, it's not over yet! What to think, when the economists and politicians differ, even with themselves and even daily? The Big Picture?
Just last week, a national debate was held for the presidential campaign in Afghanistan on a local television channel. The first ever, to be sure. Unfortunately, the incumbent, President Hamid Karzai did not attend.
The terrorist attack on Ismail Khan earlier this week underscores the imminent danger that threatens Afghanistan: fragmentation of the country and the Afghans. The United States will never be able to leave Afghanistan with honor unless there is a coherent government that is generally acceptable to most Afghans.
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