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The Polish Foreign Minister’s Case for Saving the Eurozone

At a time when the world is looking at Euroland and wondering whether any courageous leaders will step up and do something about the unraveling economic situation, Radek Sikorski did not disappoint. In a speech delivered in Berlin yesterday, the … Continue reading

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Analogy of the Day and How Internet kills Meaning

Freddie deBoer has a devastatingly poignant and sweepingly inclusive critique of the cultural, creative and like moral impoverishment of today’s young, tech-absorbed generation. Here’s an analogy from his essay: In much the same way as those speaking about the importance … Continue reading

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College parties in the US and Diploma Mills in the Czech Republic

The American university system is, as the saying goes, wasted on the young. Reading is down, writing is down and so not surprisingly learning seems to be down too. With the ridiculous rising costs of college these days this doesn’t … Continue reading

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Comparative Advantage in Trans-Atlantic Relations

I think it’s generally safe to say that Europeans think of themselves as morally superior to Americans. There’s less inequality in Europe, more social benefits and Europeans respect things like human rights and the Geneva Conventions. I also think it’s … Continue reading

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Should Governments Invest In Early Childhood Development?

One of the sadder consequences, among many, of reduced government spending in America is the effect it has on children. Cutbacks on government spending generally mean less money for early-childhood development programs, home-nursing programs and other such programs that assist … Continue reading

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Penn State and institutionalized slavery

One thing that has been getting lost in the story of an old football coach raping little boys, is the extent to which major college sports exploit kids every day and get away with it. As one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Should Poland join the eurozone?

One of the more interesting issues to watch in the continuing European debt crisis is the movement of non-eurozone members relative to the EU-17. This becomes even more interesting with the recent talk of tier-ing up the EU into core … Continue reading

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