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Washington Post (March 6)

2018/ 03/ 08 by jd in Global News

“As the saying goes, you don’t miss the water until the well runs dry: This deeply aberrant presidency threatens to cost the nation much more than even some of President Trump’s harshest critics may realize…. It’s easy to lose the habits and values of democracy, but incredibly hard to get them back. Perhaps most difficult is to recover lost faith in the rule of law.”

 

The Economist (January 16)

2016/ 01/ 18 by jd in Global News

“Since the new year, the price of oil has surprised even the most bearish punters, plunging by 18%.” With prices already dipping below $30 a barrel, few know how low oil will go or when prices will begin to recover. Analysts have placed the bottom as low as $10, with April deliveries calculated at “anything from $25 to $56 a barrel.” The only thing everyone agrees on is that current supply vastly outstrips demand.

 

New York Times (August 7)

2014/ 08/ 07 by jd in Global News

The “government rescue of one of Portugal’s largest lenders” is another example of “regulatory failure.” Banco Espírito Santo had succeeded in a system that made “it easy for banks to look good and hide their problems.” As the European Central Bank (ECB) moves to assume supervision for some of Europe’s largest banks later this year, it will have to show that it really is serious. “Europe’s economy will not recover until its banking system is truly healthy.”

 

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