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The Economic Times (January 24)

2018/ 01/ 25 by jd in Global News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is usually an inspiring speaker, “but little of that was on display…. when Modi took the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.” Though he hit some strong notes, “it wasn’t clear what, concretely, India would do to persuade or win over waverers; how it would forge new alliances and blaze new trails to progress….. Davos didn’t want India to sell itself to the world; it needed India to lead.”

 

The Economist (March 16)

2013/ 03/ 17 by jd in Global News

America’s “debt is rising, its population is ageing in a budget-threatening way, its schools are mediocre by international standards, its infrastructure rickety, its regulations dense, its tax code byzantine, its immigration system hare-brained—and it has fallen from first position in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings to seventh in just four years.” But “dysfunction in Washington is only one side of America’s story…. There is also another America, where things work.” The successful side of America can be seen in the improving performance of the real economy where “businesses and politicians are not waiting for the federal government to ride to their rescue.”

 

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