Newsflash: Public Anger Gets Results.

Earlier this week, Der Spiegel published a sobering article about how the global economic crisis is battering the Friedmanite petri dish that is post-Soviet Eastern Europe: After joining the EU, the Baltic countries in particular made enormous progress in catching up with their Western neighbors, sometimes...

The Best Damned CNBC Takedown, Period

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Meanwhile, in Central Asia a bailout costs…

Compared to the $25 billion that GM wants, this sounds cheap: The Pakistani rupee [their currency, whose value has been falling leading to inflation in Pakistan] ended flat on Friday, steadied by expectations that the first tranche of a $7.6 billion loan will be released by the International Monetary Fund...