The Atlanticist

Nobel Peace Prize winner and apostle of disarmament and America “leading from behind” President Barack Obama has driven a stake into the heart of an already ailing Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the nuclear disarmament movement.                 The NPT recognizes the US. Russia, China,… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Russian capo Vladimir Putin has taken the measure of the weak-kneed putative leader of the Free World Barack Obama. His troops have occupied Crimea and now encircle and menace the rest of Ukraine. The West has not been this weak and irresolute since the nineteen thirties. On Western leadership Russian Parliamentarian Oleg Paneleyev noted “They… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Economic stagnation is a choice, a choice America and much of Europe, alas, are making. For twenty years the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal have produced an Index of Economic Freedom ranking countries based on: adherence to the rule of law, limited government, regulatory efficiency and open markets. Economically-freer countries enjoy more robust growth… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

The mammoth US economy is sputtering along. Its fiscal and monetary imbalances while not yet as acute as Greece’s, are unsustainable. But America is not Greece. An anemic US economy is a drag on world growth. Another crash would be catastrophic. With the ballyhooed New Year’s Day fiscal-cliff deal, pundits and Wall Street breathed a… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

France’s economy is stalled. Europe’s second largest economy had zero growth in the second quarter. With a sluggish economy the government reduced its 2011-growth forecast to an anemic but nonetheless still unlikely to be achieved 1.75%. Growth matters enormously. Growing the pie means life isn’t a zero-sum game. It improves people’s standard of living, and… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Europe and the U.S. continue to be mired in the economic doldrums. In the second quarter Europe’s GDP grew a paltry .2% over the prior quarter. Euroland’s economic locomotive Germany stalled at an anemic .1% growth. Across the pond the U.S. eked out .3% GDP growth. June U.S. and European unemployment rates were a stubbornly… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

The world’s largest economy remains mired in the deepest recession since the Great Depression. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the US economy grew at an anemic 1.3% in the second-quarter growth and revised first-quarter growth downward to a paltry .4%. The American economic malaise is a drag on and danger to Europe and indeed… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Reining in the U.S. Fed

Congress created America’s current central bank the Federal Reserve System in 1913. As with all central banks its role ultimately is determined by the political process. The Fed is tasked with more than simply issuing and maintaining the value of the dollar: the world’s reserve currency. Under the 1978 the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Balanced… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

“While America Slept” is a worthwhile and timely piece by English author and Americanphile Andrew Roberts. He like Winston Churchill believes given will and self belief Americans can accomplish virtually anything. In his classic The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order Sam Huntington echoed this sentiment arguing if America’s elites retain confidence… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Historian Bernard Lewis warned a nation can make few mistakes worse than being “harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend.” On September 17th President Barack Obama confirmed lest there had been any doubt, he has taken America there. On the 70th anniversary to the day of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Poland Barack… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover