Today Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, distanced himself from Western governments around the world by declaring it “business as usual” in the face of the Coronavirus Covid-19. Continue reading
In June 2009, my wife and I travelled the length of the USA for five weeks—and up and down the east coast from Washington DC to Boston and back to New York.
This was at the time when H1N1 Swine Flu had reared its head just 2 months earlier, and was in the process of infecting 57 million Americans eventually killing 12,000 of them while no one knew how bad it was really going to get.
Yet, we weren’t scared in the slightest. Continue reading
This is not 1987 though last night, Wall Street experienced its worst crash since Black Monday. With experts already predicting not just a global recession but a global “economic shutdown” prior, one thing is clear. We are now living in the “Information Era” and that means official communication now drives markets more than ever. Continue reading
Donald Trump, in his address to the American nation an hour ago, still believes that Coronavirus Covid-19 “will soon be over”. Members of his party’s Congress are on TV right now parroting his creed. Continue reading
Misogyny isn’t the reason why Elizabeth Warren didn’t become the 2020 Democratic candidate for President of the United States, nor Hillary Clinton who did become its candidate four years earlier, didn’t become president. Continue reading
Just days ago, Hillary Clinton announced her withdrawal from contention for the office of President of the United states in 2020. Though this would have been her third attempt at history, given her actions since her defeat in 2016 her decision just makes no sense. Continue reading
Well, I took the time tonight, while Hamas-missiles are raining down on Israel and Israeli air raids are flying across Gaza in retaliation, to listen to Bernie Sanders’ Keynote Address to the non-profit Pro-Israel/Pro-Peace advocacy group, J Street, from April 22, 2018. I hoped to gain some insight into his foreign policy. Continue reading
I was reminded by a friend on Facebook that today November 9, 2018, is the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, “the night of glass” in which Jewish homes, businesses, synagogues and gatherings were vandalised, butchered and razed to the ground in Germany and the Greater Third Reich. Continue reading
Having read Bernie Sanders’ political manifesto yesterday I’m surprised at its cogency. Based on media stereotypes I arrived at the start line expecting a crazy nutcase of a socialist and I finished the easy romp having met a pro-freedom-capitalist of the Keynesian economic faith.
In times of distress, people have turned to the Psalms. It’s all the truer for the Jews whose King, David, after all penned them fearing his own life as those around him conspired for his fall. Continue reading