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This week’s articles of note

“Can Rick Perry govern?” Texas Observer, by Dave Mann  “The shape of the global economy will fundamentally change,” Foreign Policy, by Mohamed el-Erian “The dollar-store economy,” New York Times Magazine, by Jack Hitt “Is the SEC covering up Wall Street crimes?” Rolling Stone, by Matt Taibbi “Eco-fads: feel-good policies replace science,” Real Clear Science, by […]

Volatile stock markets

American and global stock markets fell again yesterday. The US indexes declined by about 5 percent, which is pretty steep for one day. There were hopes that last week’s turmoil was an aberration, but yesterday’s falls showed that was not the case. It’s not 2008, but it’s not good either. Here are some immediate observations: The […]

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