Europe

Anti-Semitism Marches Across Europe

By on 7.28.14 | 3:41PM

As Operation Protective Edge continues in Gaza, the Jews of the European diaspora are looking about and seeing an increasingly hostile home. A pair of particularly violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism in France and the Netherlands seems to foreshadow a future conflagration fueled by moral relativism and sparked by Europe’s growing Islamic slums. Muslims spouting Sharia and jihad have no room for Israel and Jews in their future world, and post-Christian Europe offers little resistance to those who promise hate and violence.

Economists: Turns Out We Got Everything Wrong

By on 2.18.14 | 1:33PM

At least phone psychics have colorful personalities. The OECD has a new report out that blasts its own economists for having foggy crystal balls with regards to their recent forecasts. The Wall Street Journal reports:

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Tuesday said it underestimated the degree to which economic and banking setbacks in one country would have negative impacts on others, leading it to consistently forecast stronger growth than actually materialized in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

But in the latest analysis of forecasting failures by an international financial institution, the OECD said it didn't share the International Monetary Fund's view that misjudging the impact of budget cuts on growth was a crucial error. (Emphasis mine)

Beware of Greeks Bearing Bailouts

By on 6.27.11 | 8:18AM

All eyes in the economic world this week will be on Greece, where at least one U.S. analyst sees the risk of triggering "a financial system meltdown." There are mixed indicators on whether such a disaster can be avoided:

Another Perspective

The Cold War Is History

By 2.10.10

So why is the U.S. still defending prosperous Europe and subsidizing its shrinking militaries?

The Obama Watch

Revenge of the Norwegian Nerds

By 10.12.09

Pax Obama in our time.

In Memoriam

Empty Trenches

By 8.11.09

The final survivors of the Western Front pass on.