May 13, 2016
In May 2016, the Israeli economy is entering its fourteenth successive year of economic growth — an extraordinary achievement at any time and one of several unique Israeli achievements to date in the 21st century. It’s easy to explain in hindsight, but no-one thought it possible in 2003.
May 13, 2016
May 6, 2016
Unremitting doom and gloom has been the stock-in-trade of this column over the 12.5 years of its existence. Now that it is being discontinued by the editors of the Jerusalem Post, a parting look back shows how that approach proved to be prescient — with the gloom thickening as time goes on. Last decade’s doom seems joyful compared to the current outlook, with America now as hopeless as Europe
April 24, 2016
When mainstream magazines with impeccable liberal credentials allow radical outsiders to write their cover stories, you know the world has changed. While mainstream analyst David Rosenberg asks ‘what has gone wrong’, Jim Grant claims to have the answers — and the enraged public is now ready to hear them
April 8, 2016
Not one, but two emergency meetings of the Fed, on successive days, with a meeting with Obama in between. Devaluation in China, rate cut in Singapore and a banking crisis in Italy. All this week. All connected? Who knows? What’s for sure is that the US economy is in poor shape
April 1, 2016
This country, along with the rest of the world, is undergoing a phenomenon best described as ‘the lunatics taking charge of the asylum’. Here we call it Purim, elsewhere it’s All Fools’ Day, but it’s no longer a once-a-year spiel — it’s every day, and it’s for real.
March 25, 2016
Europe is marching along a familiar road-map, from financial to economic to prolonged socio-political crisis, that ends up in widespread unrest, violence — and the exit of the Jews, voluntarily or otherwise. That was predictable, but that America is on the same road is shocking.