Economics

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Everybody Wins (Except the Syrians)

23 October 2013 Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Everybody Wins (Except the Syrians) By Gwynne Dyer “That prize should have been given to me,” joked Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad shortly after the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on 11 October. The guests gathered in his palace in Damascus

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Motor City

21 July 2013 Motor City By Gwynne Dyer As it happens, I was in Detroit this month. I went to see the art and the architecture, domains in which Detroit is still one of the richest cities in the United States. It’s broken, and it’s broke, and now it’s officially bankrupt too. But bankruptcy is

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Frog in the Pot

15 Jul 13 A Frog in the Pot By Gwynne Dyer If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, so they say, it will hop right out again. Frogs aren’t stupid. Well, okay, but they’re not THAT stupid. However, if you put a frog in a pot of cool water, and gradually

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