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The Pope And Poverty

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Commentator
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pope Francis’ own native Argentina was once among the leading economies of the world, before it was ruined by the kind of ideological notions he is now promoting around the world.

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Democracy Still Holds Promise Globally, Though In Retreat For Now, Stanford Expert Says

featuring Larry Diamondvia Stanford News
Friday, September 25, 2015

Stanford scholar Larry Diamond says that it was probably inevitable that freedom and democracy would level off after roughly 30 years of nearly continuous expansion.

Analysis and Commentary

Financial And Digital Inclusion Project

by John Villasenorvia Brookings Institution
Monday, August 24, 2015

The Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 21 countries.

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John Kerry, George Shultz, And The Kerry Visit To Cuba

by Elliott Abrams quoting George P. Shultzvia Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Secretary of State Kerry will visit Cuba soon–on August 14. Since the opening of diplomatic relations and of the Cuban embassy in Washington, what’s been going on in Cuba? More repression.

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Greek Voters And Chinese Hairdressers

quoting John H. Cochrane via Bloomberg View
Monday, July 6, 2015

Welp. Here's a good Bloomberg TV interview with Yanis Varoufakis from last week in which he characterized a "no" vote in yesterday's referendum not as a vote against the euro, or even really against austerity, but against can-kicking.

Analysis and Commentary

The Bloom Is Off The BRICS

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A few years ago, pundits and policymakers were predicting that the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – would be the new engines of global growth. Naive extrapolation of rapid growth led many people to imagine an ever-brighter future for these economies – and, thanks to them, for the rest of the world as well.

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The Classicist With Victor Davis Hanson: “Immigration and the Future of the West”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The implications of mass immigration in Europe and the United States.

In the News

Beyond Human Rights Rituals A Case for State-Nation Specific Negotiation Of UNDRIP Implementation

quoting Tod Lindbergvia IC Magazine
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, argues that Posner’s historical analysis is essentially wrong, “International human-rights law is good and useful not because it compels, which it mostly can’t, but because it inspires.”


Coding For A More Open Cuba

quoting Larry Diamond
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Nonprofit group’s ‘hackathon’ invites U.S. programmers to create apps for the isolated island

Analysis and Commentary

March Madness From The United Nations

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2015

The NCAA basketball tournament has started, and I hope I’ve picked my brackets as well as I predicted the outcome of this month’s meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the UN’s World Health Organization that evaluates the likelihood that various chemicals cause cancer.