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ProSyn: Why Are Governments Paralyzed?

By Michael Spence and David Brady, Project Syndicate, August 15, 2012

It is no secret that the global economy is struggling. Europe is in the midst of a crisis whose root cause is a structurally flawed monetary and economic union. The United States, emerging slowly from a financial crisis and widespread deleveraging, is experiencing a growth slowdown, a persistent employment problem, an adverse shift in income distribution, and structural challenges, with little effective or decisive policy action… (more) http://ow.ly/1lYPMo

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FPA: The Olympics and Great Power Competition

Map of Summer Olympics locations. Countries th...

Map of Summer Olympics locations. Countries that have hosted one Summer Olympics are shaded green, while countries that have hosted two or more are shaded blue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Patrick Frost, Foreign Policy Association, August 15, 2012 

…A country’s performance at the Olympics does not always mean that it has reached success at more meaningful metrics of well being and power (economic growth, employment, health, safety), but the two are not mutually exclusive. Creating and sustaining world class athletes takes resources and a culture that promotes competitiveness. The Olympics’ wide variety of events, from ping pong to weightlifting, also allows a country to showcase its diversity… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lYE93

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EEF: Russia furiously preparing for Sochi Games



Sochi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eastern European Forum, August 12, 2012

The rest of the world might still be thinking warm thoughts, but for the organizers of the next Olympic Games – the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics – there is a massive project underway to build a resort city on the Black Sea almost from scratch, and with it, the center of the universe for sports played on ice and snow.
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GunpowderandLead: Terrorism, Economics, and the London Olympics

GunpowderandLead: Terrorism, Economics, and the London Olympics http://ow.ly/1lFnuf

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