How to Confront a Global Crisis: Sleepwalk It

February 15, 2019

As the world awaits AI, sleepwalking has become the preferred method of decision-makers. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Scott Ritter, a former Marine Corps intelligence officer and nuclear arms inspector, assessing the state of the world in the wake of the US withdrawal from the 1987...

Davos Has Turned Duplicitous and Diabolical

February 08, 2019

The record number of corporate jets landing in Davos are testimony to a toxic ideology that must be replaced by a more humane zeitgeist. This author has been in touch with some of the Davos jet set. He can attest that the people who gather every year in Switzerland at the World Economic Forum do...

Davos Is Losing Its Shine

January 28, 2019

Davos is essentially a symbol of crony capitalism camouflaging as a pro-globalization voice. This year is already witnessing a profound global political instability. Britain’s confusion over the Brexit deal continues, and so do the weekend protests by the gilets jaunes, or the yellow vests, in...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Your “Attention” Please

January 29, 2018

George Soros takes aim at digital media giants Facebook and Google. At Davos, billionaire hedge fund manager and market manipulator George Soros is emerging as the Che Guevara of the digital era, the scourge of the new tyrants at the head of the postmodern capitalist order. Soros has opened...

To Davos, Dynamic Rooms and All of That

January 28, 2015

The world’s top 1% are on target to own more than the bottom 99% by 2016. When a handful of the world’s wealthiest and most influential people gather to strategically talk about their leadership roles over us — the ostensibly led — the definition of conspiracy is largely fulfilled, even...

Abe’s Call to Stand Up to China: At What Cost?

Should the world stand up to an increasingly assertive China?  By Benjamin Ho Sino-Japanese ties, strained by territorial and historical disputes, took a further beating recently after a speech by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in which he called on...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

January 28, 2014

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. The past week saw the World Economic Forum gather in Davos to supposedly ponder the perilous year ahead. While Davos wallowed in platitudes, Nobel laureate Michael Spence penned one of the...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Roundup

January 28, 2014

Fair Observer's roundup of the week's events. The past week saw the World Economic Forum gather in Davos to supposedly ponder the perilous year ahead. While Davos wallowed in platitudes, Nobel laureate Michael Spence penned one of the most incisive...

Tunisia and the IMF: A Positive Economic Outlook

July 25, 2013

The international community still trusts Tunisia’s economic and financial capacities. As mentioned in my previous article for Fair Observer, Tunisia's future essentially depends on political stability and security. Thus, a few days after the political assassination of Chokri...

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