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Let’s Listen to The Economist’s Zanny Minton Beddoes

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 19th, 2009 4:04 PM |

I always appreciate meeting, literally and figuratively, new people along our global economic landscape. Today I meet Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor of The Economist. Ms. Beddoes provides clear insights and perspectives on the challenges before us as we collectively navigate the economic landscape. The greatest challenge before the ‘wizards in Washington’ is when and how to exit the massive fiscal and monetary supports currently utilized to prop the economy and markets.

I hope you find Ms. Beddoes’ comments helpful in framing this critical question. I did.

LD

Let’s Listen to Stephen Harper

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 18th, 2009 11:22 AM |

canadian-flagA month or so ago, I introduced former Australian Prime Minister and Treasury Secretary Paul Keating to our readers here at Sense on Cents. Keating offered a wealth of piercing and insightful perspectives on the world of global finance. He forecasted the likely shift of global financial power toward the surplus countries in Asia. While I have never seen nor heard Keating’s views broadcast here in the United States, I appreciated his sobering analysis.

In a similar vein, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not exactly a household name in the United States. We were provided the political strappings of President Obama’s initial foreign trip when he traveled to Ottawa to meet Harper 6 weeks ago. The pomp and circumstance along with the Royal Canadian Mounties made for some nice theatre. (more…)






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