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Malaysia: Najib in trouble

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“There’s no more rule of law,” said Mahathir Mohamad, the 90-year-old grandee who was prime minister of Malaysia for 22 years.

Comment(s) 9/3/2015

The global economy: A perfect storm?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable – and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a bit like that too.

Comment(s) 8/28/2015

Panspermia and the Drake Equation: Looking Good

GWYNNE DYER writes:

One by one, the empty boxes in the Drake Equation are being filled in with actual numbers, and it’s looking good.

Comment(s) 8/24/2015

Fracking is winning

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“No one can set the price of oil. It’s up to Allah,” said Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in May. But less devout people believe that Saudi Arabia has been trying very hard to set the price of oil – and to set it low.

Comment(s) 8/21/2015

Dilma Rousseff and the Peter Principle

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Protesters thronged Brazil’s cities on Aug. 16, demanding the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, narrowly elected to a second term just last October, but not one of them made any reference to the Peter Principle.

Comment(s) 8/20/2015

Israel: Everybody is a Minority

GWYNNE DYER writes:

Reuven Rivlin, the president of Israel, is an outspoken man, but he knows when to hold his fire.

Comment(s) 8/10/2015

Reunification of Cyprus?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

It was not so much a straw in the wind as a cheese in the wind. It’s a chewy, salty cheese that is delicious grilled: halloumi, as they call it in the Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus, or hellim, as it is known in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

Comment(s) 8/6/2015

China: the dead cat bounce?

GWYNNE DYER writes:

A few weeks ago, at the height of the panic in the Chinese stock markets, a sour joke was doing the rounds: “Last month, the dog was eating what I eat

Comment(s) 7/27/2015

After the Iran Nuclear Deal

GWYNNE DYER writes:

The thing to bear in mind about Tuesday’s deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China) is that without it Iran could get nuclear weapons whenever it wants in a short tme.

Comment(s) 7/18/2015

The walking dead

GWYNNE DYER writes:

“There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead,” said Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich

Comment(s) 6/24/2015

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