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Macron’s China Trip

A Foreign Policy magazine newsletter reports on criticism of Macron’s China trip. It says: Some allies have blasted French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China last week as a political blunder in which Macron—currently unpopular back home—was feted by his… Read More »Macron’s China Trip

Lula’s Problems

The following is from an email newsletter by Fareed Zakaria: At Americas Quarterly, editor in chief Brian Winter writes that critics of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (known as Lula) see him as paranoid about political threats lurking… Read More »Lula’s Problems

Good Bank, Bad Bank

I am worried that my previous post may have been too favorable to bankers.  Bankers are not universally loved.  They have a reputation for foreclosing on decent people having a hard time financially, for not lending to anyone except those… Read More »Good Bank, Bad Bank

SVB and Bank Profits

This article in The Economist magazine describes well what happened with Silicon Valley Bank and some other impending bank failures.  It also describes the other side of the banking business, which is getting less attention today.  The lesson of SVB… Read More »SVB and Bank Profits