The Middle East is known to Asians as the Middle West. This is the name given to a meeting (the West Asian and North Africa forum) convened by HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan with the backing of the Nippon Foundation of Japan. Ann Pettifor is in Amman as a guest of HRH Prince Hassan, and is one of the opening speakers at the three day forum. The forum exists, in the
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By Jeremy Smith, 5th June 2010
It’s nice when the light of understanding flashes in your brain – and yesterday I had to thank Professor Adam Tooze, an expert on Germany at Yale, for turning on my halogen bulb…
Though fully aware of the (how do I put it?) counter-Keynesianism of the German government and political establishment, I couldn’t help being puzzled by their approach to the Greek crisis, which seemed almost calculated to damage the European Union.
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