Can the Dollar Continue to Dominate in a Changed World?

August 25, 2020

An article written by Henry M. Paulson Jr. should attract the attention of anyone trying to keep pace with the evolution of a battered global economy in a rapidly shifting geopolitical environment. Paulson is not some lightweight journalist. He served as the United States secretary of the...

Is the COVID-19 Bailout Another Scam on American Taxpayers?

June 07, 2020

A young Karl Marx once famously wrote that history repeats itself “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” At the height of the 2008-09 economic recession, Barack Obama’s administration unveiled an $832-billion stimulus package aimed at stabilizing the...

David Petraeus: It Doesn’t Pay to Bet Against Modern China

December 19, 2019

The US and China are the two biggest economies in the world. Over the decades, the two countries have been opponents, friends, frenemies and rivals. The US joined the European powers in the exploitation of China, opposed the spread of communism and fought Mao Zedong's young nation in Korea. This...

There’s a New Financial Crash Coming

September 21, 2018

Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece. Donald Trump is the epitome of "irrational exuberance." You might remember that phrase from the 1990s. Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal...

Wait, You’re Sanctioning Us?

August 10, 2018

It's time for the world to blacklist Trump, his associates and his businesses. It’s embarrassing enough to have Donald Trump as president. But now American citizens have to endure the additional pain of the sanctions that other countries are imposing on the United States. Doesn’t the world...

A Case for Technocracy in America

June 27, 2018

Policies grounded in ideology can't help but ignore information that may upset that ideological foundation. According to World Values Survey data, 49% of Americans (60% of these under the age of 29) rather have decisions be made by experts than the government. Considering that lack of experience...

Trump’s Trade War Is About Trump, Not China

April 13, 2018

Those China tariffs aren't surprising. What’s bizarre are the people praising Trump's recklessness and reviving his political fortunes. By slapping tariffs on Chinese imports, Donald Trump has once again proven to be the Disrupter-in-Chief. This week alone, he’s brought John Bolton in as...

What Does the Future Hold for Trumponomics?

January 29, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the economist and resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, Desmond Lachman.  With President Donald Trump having completed his first year in the Oval Office, the discussion on what his administration managed to achieve when...

Making America Mediocre Again

March 02, 2017

When the Obama dividend runs out and economic indicators start to turn south, Trump will have a full-blown revolt on his hands. The first signs of decline are physical. Citizens don’t grow as tall. They don’t live as long. They start killing each other in large numbers. Sounds like the...

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