If one follows the up beat reaction of Wall Street yesterday, one could say that Tim Geithner performed better than the last time he read from a teleprompter about the plans to correct the problems with the US banks. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday March 24th, 2009 17:21 What if the Geithner/Obama plan does not work?
Sunday March 22nd, 2009 19:01 World Water Day
This morning I was sitting with some friends at a café just overlooking the today tranquil turquoise water of the Mediterranean when one of my friends asked, “Who knows which day is today?” After a couple of seconds of silence, she laughed and said, “Don’t worry, I did not know either. I just heard it on the radio this morning. It is World Water Day.” Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday March 19th, 2009 22:23 The French protest in the streets
The French do not complain quietly when their government does not satisfy them or follow on its promises. They may not become as dangerous in their protests a they did during the revolution times but they can and do make life difficult for their politicians. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday March 16th, 2009 19:10 Discord between US and EU?
All is not as good as it was predicted when Barack Obama won the nomination for president of the United States. After eight years of what was perceived in Europe as the disastrous administration of President Bush, Europeans were ready to embrace Obama as a welcome change. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday March 14th, 2009 18:43 Obama changes his tone
After weeks of warning Americans about the dreadful economic situation the country was in -which was and is true- in order to pressure Congress to act on his proposals, President Obama has lately tried to adjust the tone to a more confident one by way of praising the American workers. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday March 10th, 2009 18:38 Two different directions at the G20 meeting
Officials from France and Germany and other European nations are determined to use the G20 meeting of finance ministers near London this weekend to focus on imposing new tighter regulations on both the finance industry and the assemblage of tax havens around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday March 9th, 2009 18:57 Did the washing machine liberate women?
I hope that my women readers had a great day yesterday when we were celebrating the International Women’s Day. Unfortunately, even in our quite new 21st century women continue to suffer from inequality many of them going through terrible lives. Read the rest of this entry »