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Archived Since:June 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Why reports of the death of the salesman are greatly exaggerated

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

After two decades of talk about the “new economy” and the “disruption” of certain professions by the Internet, you might think that sales as we know it is as stale and outdated as Willy Loman -- a function that has been “disintermediated” by the digital revolution.

One journalist’s vote for divided government

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Count the Washington press corps as unintended beneficiaries of last night's slaughter of the Democrats by the Republicans. Now, with the Republicans taking of the Senate in addition to the House, leaving them in control of all congressional committees, we can expect up to twice as many Capitol Hill investigations.

The 3-step-guide to de-radicalizing jihadists

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Here's how to turn hardened militants away from violence

A quick guide to the smartest midterm election analysis

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The vote was anti-establishment, and since the Democrats hold the White House and Senate they are the establishment.

Has Islamic State convened a convention of all the world’s crazies and really gotten 15,000 to come?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Are these recruits being encouraged to come and get trained and then go home to fight? Or to fight in Syria or Iraq as long as possible and only urged to continue the battle elsewhere once they decide to return home?

Putin’s created an economic crisis and left Moscow no easy way out

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Though proven solutions exist for what now ails Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s geo-strategic and political choices have made traditional economic approaches unworkable.

The most expensive political contest in California is for an office nobody’s heard of

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The battle for the state superintendent of public instruction, a largely ministerial post, is a harbinger of a possibly perilous schism within the national Democratic Party in 2016.

Political parties swap roles: Can social issues help Democrats?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Since the New Deal, Democrats run on economic populism (“fairness”) and GOP runs on social populism (“values”). But now Democratic stands on social issues, including the minimum wage and equal rights for gays and lesbians, are paying off for the party.

How private money floods the political zone

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

In the 1888 presidential race between Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland, the political parties started a political arms race they could not control. Now the money of wealth donors was electing officials.

Obama’s ‘crisis of competence’ drags down the Democrats

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Unlike President Obama, Ronald Reagan was able to reassure Americans that the situation was under control.

The takeaway from six years of economic troubles? Keynes was right.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The main lesson is that government decisions on taxes and public spending have turned out to be more important as drivers of economic activity than the monetary experiments with zero interest rates and quantitative easing that have dominated media and market attention.

Ukraine’s vote proves Putin wrong and puts anti-Semitic past behind

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

More than 40 percent of the vote in this past weekend’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine went to two liberal, pro- European parties, one headed by President Petro Poroshenko, the other by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Fear no robot overlords. They can become our best friends.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

If the cult of economic efficiency is not abandoned, then machines which can emulate and sometimes surpass human thinking are likely to bring lower wages and more unemployment. But robots provide a wonderful opportunity to combine low labour productivity with high prosperity.

Why Israel doesn’t care what Obama thinks, or even what officials call Netanyahu

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The country knows that, no matter what, the 'special relationship' with the U.S. is safe for now

Why quarantining Ebola patients is a states’ rights issue

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

What remains frustrating about how the U.S. manages epidemics Are the hazy lines of authority and fierce internecine battles among local, state and federal health agencies.

The U.S.-Iran non-alliance alliance against Islamic State

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Is Washington tacitly working with nations and organizations that have American blood on their hands? You’d better believe it.

Recent mandatory quarantine policies are unscientific–and dangerous

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Restricting freedoms of at-risk doctors is discouraging others from joining the fight against Ebola.

Rob Cox: Zuckerberg’s Chinese lessons are scalable

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Bilingual CEOs should be the norm, not fuel for the kind of media frenzy that greeted the Facebook founder’s Q&A in Mandarin last week. Learning a foreign language doesn’t just help conquer new markets. It fosters risk-taking and new thinking, and helps eliminate biases.

The question is not just what party will win the Senate, but when will it take over

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

There might be three independent senators who could swing the majority in the Senate to one party or the other at any time.

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