Starting Lines, All Aboard, China’s Inflation Problem, US Dollar Betting, Leaving Afghanistan
We have commented in the past on the difference between countries that pass laws to rule (China) rather than creating a system of governance based on the rule of law.
The starting lines are different but the outcomes depressingly familiar.
The rule of law with impartial security and judicial arms is a vital building block for excellent futures. Why Texas works and Mexico doesn’t.
STRATFOR – Corruption: Why Texas is Not Mexico
As one studies Mexico’s cartel war, it is not uncommon to hear Mexican politicians — and some people in the United States — claim that Mexico’s problems of violence and corruption stem largely from the country’s proximity to the United States.
The train has left the station, a United Nations’ declaration recognising Palestine is coming. Is Washington ready? (ed’s note – and Ottawa?)
President Barack Obama faces a dilemma as he prepares to deliver his long-awaited speech on the Middle East on Thursday.
Fining inflation. Well, that’s one way to deal with it.
Financial Times – Why Beijing Must End Inflation – Or Else
There’s one extreme method of dealing with inflation. That is to ban it
Thinking about the US dollar.
Washington Post – The Value of the US Dollar – 5 Factors for Investors
To most investors, the value of the dollar is an abstraction; its fluctuations are mostly ignored.
Getting out of Aghanistan.
Telegraph – US Alarmed by David Cameron’s Push for Early Afghanistan Withdrawal
Senior American military figures have warned Britain that a hasty exit from Afghanistan could strain relations between the two countries.
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