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Elliott Morss | August 2, 2014

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Economics

Argentina – An Open Letter to Finance Minister Kicillof

July 31st, 2014 |

Argentina got caught in a squeeze and had to default. In this open letter to Finance Minister Kicillof, I suggest next steps.

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Sovereign Debt: The Default Debate

July 16th, 2014 |

The problems Argentina is having in trying to resolve its debt issues is the manifestation of a larger problem – how should the financial defaults of countries be handled. Government defaults are not the same as private defaults. But they are important and at present, they are ‘worked out” largely on an ad hoc basis.

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Don’t Cry for Kirchner – and Two Defaults Compared: Argentina & Greece

July 2nd, 2014 |

Argentina is in an economic bind because of bad policies. So what else is new? The country has a history of lurching from one crisis to another. The article explains the situation and offers a positive suggestion.

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Shiites Versus Sunnis: The Numbers

June 27th, 2014 |

This article looks at Sunni and Shiite “power” with an eye to whether ISIL can be stopped.

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US Energy: Myths/Realities and The Two Elephants in the Room

June 15th, 2014 |

The media covers “newsworthy” energy events but does not offer a comprehensive picture of the global situation and where the US fits in it. This article reviews and refutes (with facts) some of the most commonly-held beliefs.

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