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The Aussie Way with John Howard

by Peter M. Robinsonwith John Howardvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 27, 2009

Prime Minister Howard offers insights into Australia’s own “special relationship” with the United States beginning with why Australia’s participation in the Iraq war was in his nation’s best interest. Echoing parallels with the United States, he offers his views on multiculturalism—which he calls “a very confused credo”—and Australia’s role in the “Anglosphere,” particularly as it relates to China, its largest and most powerful Asian neighbor. He speaks of the current financial crisis and the need to remain confident in the market and the dangers of overregulation. Finally, he answers “What should Americans know about Australia that we don’t?” (39:35 ) Video transcript

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Yesterday's disasters help form models for the future

with Niall Fergusonvia Dominion Post (New Zealand)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In the wake of crises when familiar points of orientation are obscured, we turn to commentators...

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G20 a circus for clowns

with John B. Taylorvia Australian
Friday, April 17, 2009

THE Group of 20 meeting in London produced plenty of media hype and uncritical commentary but very little to resolve the global financial difficulties...

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Options Turn Most Bullish on Aussie, Kiwi Since 2003

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, March 30, 2009

Investors are the most bullish on Australian and New Zealand dollars since 2003, anticipating that spending on commodities will increase as central banks print unprecedented amounts of cash to rescue their economies...

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Bushfire Jihad in Australia?

by Daniel Pipesvia (blog)
Thursday, March 26, 2009

As fires swept through a hot and dry Victoria State, Australia in February 2009, some observers (including myself) wondered if this might not be an Islamist attack on the country...

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Pocket money won't stimulate economy

with Robert J. Barrovia Australian
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Australia has so far followed the US fiscal expansionist response to the global financial crisis...

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10 Surprising Facts about American Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world...

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Options Trader: Friday Outlook

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Seeking Alpha
Friday, March 13, 2009

Finally a week we wish would continue...

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Rudd and Obama's socialist agenda

with Niall Fergusonvia (Australia)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Well, plenty of moaning and groaning today about the latest report on the difficult financial circumstances internationally...

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Comrade Rudd's great con game

with Niall Fergusonvia Sydney Morning Herald
Monday, March 9, 2009

It is going to be fascinating to see how long Kevin Rudd, the greatest illusionist ever to become prime minister of Australia, can maintain this illusion of omnipresent leadership created by his energy, his ubiquity and his hypocrisy...