Llewellyn King

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The casual observer may wonder why the United States and the European Union are working on a scheme to bring about a trans-Atlantic free trade zone by 2015.

The project is big. It is ambitious. It is daunting. And it is underway.

There is no shortage of European goods in America, whether it is machinery from Finland, wine from France, cars from Germany, beer from Holland, subway cars from Italy, trains from Sweden, and cheese from all over Europe. And there is a raft of American goods, ideas and investment flowing into the European Union’s 28 member states.

In fact, 45 percent of the world’s trade is between the European Union and the United States.…  Seguir leyendo »

The news from Zimbabwe leaves me numb. Robert Mugabe, aged 89, has won or stolen another election. I don’t believe he stole it but I believe he tried to steal it, if even if he didn’t have to. That is his way.

In Mugabe’s world, the legal and the illegal are as one. In his world, legal is good and illegal is just as good.

Power is what matters and Mugabe believes that it is his entitlement, his unassailable right, to rule. This is because he led the struggle against Rhodesia’s white minority government led by Ian Smith.

After an ugly terrorist war, Mugabe came to power in 1980.…  Seguir leyendo »