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March 26, 2014 at 10:37 AM

The G-8 minus 1 — does it matter?

Miniature flags are displayed at a G-8 summit venue in Japan in 2008. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images, 2008) The G-8, which just suspended Russia, was intended to be a forum for the world’s leading industrialized nations. Its origins were in the turbulent 1970s, the decade of oil shocks and stagflagion. The United States teamed up…

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March 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

The economic stakes in Ukraine

How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing. — Neville Chamberlain Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out. They leave the West behind — The Beatles Here are five things to…

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