Monthly Archives: March 2009

The World in 2100: A Choice of Futures

By David L. Brown Despite all the hullabaloo about global warming, the resulting climate change, and the impact on humanity, I continue to be amazed at the reluctance of those who discuss the subject to face up to the fact … Continue reading

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Financial Meltdown Mirrored at North Pole

by Val Germann The world’s financial markets and “The Top of the World” are exhibiting a frightening similarity as winter ends: both are melting down.   In a few days the G-20 nations will sit down for a talk as the … Continue reading

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Trade Barriers Going Up Around the World

By David L. Brown Protectionism is rising as nations struggle to protect their economies in the face of a growing crisis. According to the Financial Times today, Mexico has announced it will place new tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of … Continue reading

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Dying Dinosaurs on Life Support

By David L. Brown We all know that investments have been evaporating like dry ice on a July afternoon. The Dow Jones average has dropped by more than half since its peak about 18 months ago. That’s bad enough, but … Continue reading

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