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U.S. Downgrade Seen as Upgrade as U.S. Debt Dissolved

U.S. debt has shrunk to a six-year low relative to the size of the economy as homeowners, cities and companies cut borrowing, undermining rating companies’ downgrading of the nation’s credit rating. Total indebtedness including that of federal and state governments … Continue reading

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The Emerging Doctrine of the United States

By George Friedman Over the past weekend, rumors began to emerge that the Syrian opposition would allow elements of the al Assad regime to remain in Syria and participate in the new government. Rumors have become Syria’s prime export, and as such … Continue reading

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A stroke of luck

(First written on March 18, 1999. Still relevant? Sure.) Last Sunday evening, by a stroke of luck, I was privileged to watch the movie “Schindler’s List” for a second time. It was shown on NBC and to that network’s credit … Continue reading

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The fully developed leader (Nothing has changed)

(First written November 17, 2000) A couple things. Watching Gore make his proposal yesterday afternoon (EST) I was reminded of my 5th grade teacher. She was as phony as a three dollar bill in that she had no real, fully … Continue reading

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On China

(First written August 10, 1999. Still true.) I’ve read countless articles on China, and scanned countless more. Over the past few months my concern over China’s somewhat aggressive and unforgiving behavior has reached a point where I’m becoming quite attentive. … Continue reading

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