Leftist critiques of neo-liberalism, capitalism, and the current economic configuration of liberal democracy in general (to be sure these are broad categories but I’m not certain the people making these critiques are always terribly specific) are remarkably Anglo/Euro-centric. That is, the scope…

Matt Yglesias thinks American democracy as we currently know it is going to fall apart*: Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a new life in outer-space colonies…

I believe “sorry I haven’t blogged lately” is probably the most read blog post type in blogging history. As such, I won’t belabor the point but note that my co-author has not only taken up my side, but far exceeded…

I have, for just over the past month, had the opportunity to consume the weekly macroeconomic research reports of an analyst at a well-respected brokerage firm, and recent shifts in the directional thrust of one of his more important prediction…

It is always interesting, if nothing else, to see similar ideas espoused in (sometimes vastly – see an earlier post involving Tyler Cowen and Ion Iliescu) different contexts. But a recent example (also involving Tyler Cowen, go figure) has the…

Back in October of this academic year I wrote a post prompted by Der Spiegel‘s reporting on the gross under-preparedness of the Germany military. It seems things have not gotten much better in the intervening months; on Thursday this week the Washington Post…

When you go out for a coffee or drinks with friends, do you insist on paying exactly what you owe, and nothing more? If so, it might be because you’re American (or maybe you’re just a cheap bastard). And before…

The Superbowl is quintessentially American; a sport only we play combined with the decadence and self-involvement at which our country so gloriously excels. Naturally, I love everything about it. I love the advertisements, the flyovers, the weird prop bets, the…

When I started this post I intended to write a a straightforward criticism of B92, known for years as a bastion of independent journalism in Serbia, for meekly succumbing to the pressures of Serbia’s increasingly inhospitable media environment and engaging in blatant…

Everybody and their mother’s managed to offer a view on Syriza’s recent election triumph and in the interest of not being left out, here’s mine: I am, for the moment, still fairly sanguine. The Troika has reiterated its refusal to consider…