I have already addressed Europe today. So let's look at the US, the UK, Japan and a few other economies based on the news flow.
First, in the US, the big story is not the economy at all, it is government espionage. What everyone is talking about is the NSA, where Obama has appointed Susan Rice as his national security advisor and placed Samantha Power in Rice's former seat through a recess appointment similar to John Bolton's appointment to the UN.
Just as these appointments were made Glenn Greenwald broke a story that the US government has requested and received all of the metadata of conversations of Verizon Wireless' customers including IMEI numbers, length of call, telephone numbers, etc. Through cross-referencing, it is quite simple to determine who the individual parties are. The Ob...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.