Category Archives: Trade

The Madness of Anders Aslund; Economic Advice for Ideologues With Too Much Money

Unwrap yourself for a starving man Come drown your thoughts if they bite you Turn off the world if it makes you hurt I’m just a clown but I like you… Max Webster, from “Let Go the Line” What follows … Continue reading

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Ask Not What Lithuania can do for You…

But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. Ray Bradbury; Fahrenheit 451 Hey, remember that annoying nineties phrase, “Don’t go there”? It … Continue reading

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Having Failed to Achieve Any of Its Goals in Crimea, the West Resorts to Lying

NATO once had such plans for Crimea. It was all going to come together so beautifully. Once Ukraine had been wrenched from Russia’s orbit into that of Europe, Sevastopol would make a dandy NATO naval base on the Black Sea, … Continue reading

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European Gas Demand is Decreasing – A Dutch Fairy Tale

Gonna use my arms Gonna use my legs Gonna use my style Gonna use my sidestep Gonna use my fingers Gonna use my, my, my Imagination… The Pretenders, from, “Brass in Pocket” The remarkable thing about Brussels and Washington’s stubborn … Continue reading

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Drool, Britannia: The Ongoing Imbecilization of Britain Proceeds Apace

2016 is already shaping up to be a watershed year in world history in several respects.  It will be – probably – the year that ISIS’ resistance to the Syrian Arab Army collapses, and Bashar al-Assad drives them out and … Continue reading

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Last Train From Desperateville

NATO’s sandlot team, the Atlantic Council, is off to the kind of grim start for 2016 that suggests it has given up hope, and reconciled itself to blowing the grant money on recreational drugs. Aaron Korewa’s non-stop nonsense piece for … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Unseemliness of Partnership

Well, sometimes the faster it gets The less you need to know… The Tragically Hip, from “Blow at High Dough” Jim Hoagland, at The Washington Post, is upset. Not furious, or anything – it would never do to get angry … Continue reading

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