December 27, 2012

Obama Fiddles While Globalization Burns

Robert Merry, The National Interest

AP Photo

The Wall Street Journal's lead story the other day carried this headline: "Global Currency Tensions Rise: Japan’s Abe Calls on Central Bank to Resist Easing Moves by U.S. and Europe." The story that followed should send a shiver of fear down the spine of anyone who cares about the global economy—and America’s.

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TAGGED: currency war, trade war, Barack Obama, Globalization


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