Monthly Archives: August 2011

European debt crisis: Causes and Cures

Greece’s debt problems are the fault of its use of the Euro Continue reading

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Libya: Part II

What will happen next in Libya and what should we do? Continue reading

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Short Travel Notes

At my final breakfast at Afex camp this morning two of my colleagues were laughing at some of the silly things people do on the Internet, such as feeding fish and growing crops etc. When I returned to the table … Continue reading

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Travel notes from Juba, South Sudan

  Amsterdam Ito and I ended our Italian/French/Netherland vacation (see https://wcoats.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/travels-in-italy-and-france/) in Amsterdam visiting friends (Bill Wirt, Dolph Westerbos, and René van Hell). While there, we enjoyed the usual sights and the coldest July day in the Netherlands (July 24) … Continue reading

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Should Geithner resign?

Calls for U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner’s resignation following S&P’s modest downgrading of U.S. government securities are strange. Strange and ignorant. The U.S. Treasury Secretary, our Finance Minister, has nothing to do with our deficit or our debt problem (unless you … Continue reading

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