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Aside from the racism of the column’s headline—note that it’s different to say that some individuals in an ethnic group are “crazy rich” than it is to say that a group as a whole is poor because they’re crazy—it’s just empirically wrong to suggest that Middle Eastern countries are poorer as a whole than Asian countries. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Thomas Friedman’s Crazy Poor Economics
As with many columns by Thomas Friedman, this one prompts the question: What is he talking about?
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"We see you dipping into fossil fuel industry branded manipulation." (Photo: via Friends of the Earth) Views
HSBC Divests From New Coal Projects Everywhere... Except Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Vietnam
Yet another example of t he fossil fuel industry's long history of exploiting poverty as a cover for destructive development.
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Trump’s performance in Beijing went beyond even the man-crush he seems to develop with any autocrat who exercises the free rein of power that the president so desperately craves. Views
Trump’s New Blame Game
Fresh off an Asia trip where he showed surprising deference to dictators, Trump looks ready to start a renewed assault on critics at home.
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The Clown Goes Abroad
This is what happens when a very big nation is led by a very small man
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#BanTrump: On Both Sides of Pacific, Protests Over Trump's Visit to Philippines
Demonstrators slam Trump's imperialist agenda in Asia and his warmongering rhetoric regarding North Korea
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Here’s a radical idea for China and South Korea: Forget Donald Trump, forget the United States, and forget the Cold War divide in Northeast Asia. Views
If Asia Leads on Climate, the World Will Follow
China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.
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We Cannot Go on Like This. It Is Time to Talk to North Korea
Though negotiations would certainly not be easy, they remain the better option compared to Trump's threats and the risk of war
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Americans and South Koreans Want Peace. Will Trump Listen?
Korea's new pro-engagement president may not have to be as deferential to Washington hardliners as his predecessors.
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Vice President Mike Pence spoke from the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula on Monday. News
After Surprise Visit to DMZ, Pence Tells North Korea 'All Options Are on the Table'
Critics condemn Trump administration's "unhinged foreign policy"
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Memo to Trump: US Interests in the Era of Climate Change
During the US presidential campaign, President-elect Trump argued that global efforts to address climate change, such as the Paris Climate Agreement, were a “bad deal” that posed an unnecessary burden for business. Although he initially indicated he could withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he has...
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