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Mehdi Hasan

The World Is Laughing At The United States Over The Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Politics

WASHINGTON -- "When we get this moment of political silliness behind us," US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at at an Asia-Pacific leade...

This Isn't the Debt Default Gold Is Looking For

Adrian Ash | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK
Adrian Ash

No denying it - the threat of US debt default has been a non-event for gold and silver so far. For long-time investors, the irony looks so thick you c...

From Shutdown Crisis to Debt Ceiling Panic

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The current US federal government shutdown - which is more of a slowdown - has merely set the stage for an even more nerve-racking deadline on October 17 when the US will cross their debt ceiling. At most the government could get by for another couple of weeks with $30bn cash on hand, but without a deal the US will in effect be in default in a couple of weeks.

The Shame of the G20

Raheem Kassam | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics
Raheem Kassam

Argentina's continued position around the G20 table is bringing the whole institution into disrepute.

Spring Breaks Spain

Jeremy Cook | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK
Jeremy Cook

I really had hoped that we would be able to avoid talking about peripheral Europe once March's Greek bond payment and orderly default on its debt was out of the way. The focus has of course shifted from Italy to Spain in the past month, as Mariano Rajoy's 100-day honeymoon as Spanish prime minister has come to a rather sudden and painful stop.

Why Can't Companies Have 'Social' as Well as 'Limited' Liability?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

In today's free market economy, there has to be a role of government whereby the principles of competition and improved customer delivery, particularly in the public services, are defined and refined for the greater good of society as a whole - and that part-owned private companies can be structured to be liable to perform to this greater good.

Debt Crisis 'Threatens Heart Of EU' Commission Warns

Huffington Post UK | Rob Smith | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

The debt crisis is threatening the core of the eurozone, the head of the European Commission has said, warning that severe economic problems could spr...