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In an overstimulated US economy is inflation likely to be transitory or persistent?

South China Morning Post Hong Kong June 13, 2021

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2021

Savannah Sets the Standard for Dealing with Slavery and Civil War

April 7, 2021    |  Savannah Morning News   |   read the story

San Francisco and Prague, A Double Portrait

January 3, 2021    |  The Globalist       |   read the story

The Shenzhen Example

Winter 2020/2021   |  The International Economy    |  read the story

2020

How the Pandemic Impacts the Silicon Valley Economy

November 10, 2020   |  Daily Friend (South Africa)   |  read the story

Getting a Superb Education in Kalamazoo

November 4, 2020    |  Western Michigan University Alumni Association  | read the story

American Dispatch: Amid Division and Doubt, Americans Await the Presidential Election

October 18, 2020   |  Daily Friend (South Africa)   | read the story

American Dispatch: Shenzhen, Where the Chinese Economic Miracle Began

September 6, 2020  |  Daily Friend (South Africa)   | read the story

American Dispatch: Midwest Economy on Life Support

August 2, 2020   | Daily Friend (South Africa)  | read the story

American Dispatch: Statues/Rewriting History

July 12, 2020    |  Daily Friend (South Africa)    | read the story

1918 Flu Epidemic Terrorized Ohio Towns

June 27, 2020     |  Columbus Dispatch    |  read the story

American Newspapers on the Brink

June 20, 2020         |  The Globalist        |  read the story

It Won’t be Easy for Trump to Change the G7

June 14, 2020   |  The Daily Friend    |  read the article

50 Years After Kent State, America Divided Then and Now

May 4, 2020   |  The Globalist    |  read the article

50 Years After Kent State, We’re Even More Divided

May 4, 2020     |  Washington Examiner    |  read the article

The Thriving Hotel California–High Tech

March 9, 2020   |  Biznews    |  read the article

Berlin: Lessons for South Africa

February 20, 2020  |  Biznews  |  Read the article

Phase One, US China Trade Deal

January 15, 2020   |  The Globalist    |  Read the article

Richard Maponya Came to Kerry Road..1975

January 14, 2020  |  Biznews   |   Read the article

2019

Central Europe: Democracy Under Pressure

Yes, Poland and Hungary currently are illiberal democracies, but overall post-communist Europe is doing VERY well.

November 19, 2019  |  The Globalist   | Read the article

Freedom Reborn: Witnessing German Unification

November 9, 2019   |  The Globalist    | Read the article

Voices from Eastern Europe 30 Years After the Wall

(#3, The Balkans)

November 10, 2019   | The Globalist    | read the article

Voices from Eastern Europe 30 Years After the Wall

(#2, Central Europe)

November 9, 2019  |  The Globalist   |  read the article

Voices from Eastern Europe 30 Years After the Wall

(a three part Globalist series, #1 Baltics and Kaliningrad)

November 8, 2019  | The Globalist  | read the article

Britain: Keeping Calm Amid Chaos

September 11, 2019  |  Japan Times, the Globalist  | read the article

Two Chinas: Hong Kong and Shanghai

July 30, 2019    | theglobalist.com   |  read the article

Letter From Shanghai

July 20, 2019    |  Biz News   |  read the article

G20 Osaka is Successful Statecraft

June 28, 2019   |  Market Watch   | read the article

Tesla’s Future Linked to Nevada Gigafactory

June 22, 2019  | Market Watch  | read the article

Mozambique’s 44 Years From Liberation

June 6, 2019  |  politicsweb.co.za  |  read the article

44 Years of Mozambique Independence: Communism, Corruption, Heroin

June 5, 2019   |  biznews.com    |  read the article

Alumni Spotlight: Free Speech and Critical Thinking

April 19, 2019    |  wmualumni.org   |  read the article

2018

Visit the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, PA

October 29, 2018    | USA Today   |  read the article

Tomas Masaryk and Czechoslovak Independence, 1918

October 28, 2018   | The Globalist  | read the article

The EU and the Balkans: Letter From Belgrade

May 16, 2018  |  The Globalist  | read the article

A Look at the FedEx China Hub in Guangzhou

May 10, 2018|  USA Today   | read the article

Amtrak Zephyr and Capitol Limited Across the USA

March 25, 2018   |   USA Today    |  read the article

Nexus of Global Innovation–Leading Tech Companies in the Bay Area

March 5, 2018   |  Biznews   |  read the article

Sydney Opera House/Disney Concert Hall–Immense Beauty

February 12, 2018  | Linkedin    |  read the article

Hungary’s Viktor Orban upsets EU decorum, taking the stance of populist rebel against the elites.

January 11, 2018  | Huffington Post   | read the article

2017

Will the Republicans’ corporate tax cut help them or will it help the Democrats?  We’ll know by the 2018 mid-term elections.

December 5, 2017    |  Biznews   | read the article

The Trump tax measure is not only controversial, no one knows what its impact will be.

December 3, 2017   |  Huffpost   | read the article

With Robert Mugabe’s rule finally over, long suffering Zimbabweans are hoping for a better life. It will take time to repair the devastated economy.

November 23, 2017   | The Globalist  |  read the article

After eight years Wolfgang Schäuble has moved on from the German finance ministry. In this tribute Barry says Schäuble did a great job for Germany and Europe.

October 24, 2017   |  The Globalist   |  Read the article

Storm Clouds of Nationalism Gather Over Eastern Europe

September 5, 2017     |   MarketWatch    |  Read More

On a Fateful Anniversary, Detroit is Rising

July 23, 2017      |  MarketWatch     |  Read More

The G20 Forum is Vital

July 7, 2017  |MarketWatch  |  Read More

Pulling Down Lee Statues is a Mistake

June 9, 2017   |  Atlanta Journal Constitution   |  Read More

What Tesla and Alphabet Can Learn From Buffett About Annual Meetings

June 8, 2017  | MarketWatch  |  Read more

Removal of The Lee Statue in New Orleans Sets a Dangerous Precedent

May 28, 2017  | Huffpost  | Read more

The Message from Omaha: People Come to the Berkshire Meeting to Learn

May 8, 2017 | MarketWatch  | Read more

South Africa’s latest political drama could split the ruling party

April 7, 2017 | MarketWatch | Read more

South Africa Turmoil Deepens After Finance Minister Ousted

March 31, 2017 | The Street | Read more

Tech tour: Visiting the HQs of Silicon Valley’s iconic brands

March 23, 2017 | USA Today | Read more

Wilderness at the Doorstep

March/April 2017 | Spokes | Read more (pdf)

What’s in a country’s statues? Namibia, et al and North Korea

March 3, 2017 | BizNews.com | Read more

Zimbabwe waits for change, and waits, and waits

February 25, 2017 | MarketWatch | Read more

Tesla and Fremont hope to prove manufacturing can thrive in high-cost areas

February 9, 2017 | MarketWatch | Read more

Waiting for Godot in Zimbabwe

February 20, 2017 | Moneyweb | Read more

From California, Prof Jansen frets SA now “living in the age of unreason.”

January 30, 2017 | BizNews.com | Read more

As Trump comes in, trade stands at a crossroads

January 20, 2017 | MarketWatch | Read more

2016

Obama, who suffered foreign-policy losses, strengthened ties with three former enemies

December 27, 2016 | MarketWatch | Read more

Trump’s win a big wake-up for ANC: listen or you’ll lose power

November 30, 2016 | BizNews.com | Read more

Trump’s Victory Should be a Wake Up Call for South Africa’s Ruling Party

November 30, 2016 | BizNews.com Read more

The Stunning House of Sweden in Washington Turns Ten

November 8, 2016 | Huffington Post | Read more

Remembering Leonard Cohen

November 14, 2016 | Huffington Post | Read more

How Trump’s Polices May Impact Emerging Markets

November 11, 2016 | Moneyweb | Read more

Japan’s Teetering Economy Damaged by Stronger Yen

June 30, 2016 | MarketWatch | Read more

Where Tesla Stands as Elon Musk Opens the Giga Factory

June 29, 2016 | MarketWatch  | Read more

Transition at Berkshire, and Chinese are the Newest Pilgrims Making the Annual Trek to Omaha

May 2, 2016 | MarketWatch | Read more

Stegosaurus rising at the World Trade Center

April 20, 2016 | USA Today | Read more

Despite a deepening political crisis, South Africa’s Finance Minister Projects Confidence in Washington

April 14, 2016 | Moneyweb | Read more

World Central Banks Sail Uncharted Waters

March 12, 2016 | MarketWatch | Read more

Economic Failures in Cuba

March 5, 2016 | MarketWatch | Read more

America’s Most Beautiful Train Ride? Amtrak from L.A. to San Jose

March 1, 2016 | USA Today | Read more

Waiting for Warren Buffett to Give His Views of the World

February 26, 2016 | MarketWatch | Read more

Defending Robert E. Lee

January 13, 2016 | Huffington Post | Read more

Madness or Modernity: Changing the Face of Macedonia’s Capital

January 13, 2016 | USA Today | Read more

2015

Congress Passes IMF Governance Reform

December 16, 2015 | USA Today | Read more

G20 Ends with Pledge to step up fight against terror

November 16, 2015 | USA Today | Read more

Obama pledges at G20 to hunt down Paris attackers

November 15, 2015 | USA Today | Read more

G20 Summit to Focus on Syria, Refugees

November 12, 2015 | USA Today | Read more

Bidding Farewell Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK

October 20, 2015 | USA Today | Read more

TPP Reflects Deep Divisions on Trade

October 6, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

Germany Holds High Ground in Welcoming Refugees

September 14, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

You Think China Has Problems, Look at Japan

August 13, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

Why Europe Rescued Greece…Again

July 14, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

Greece’s ‘No’ Vote Portends Chaos and Pain

July 7, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

The Greek Drama Descends into Farce

June 29, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

Can the Greek Gordian Knot Be Broken?

June 26, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

Asians Support Trans Pacific Partnership

June 4, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

IMF Rate Delay Advice Shows Lagarde is Worried

June 4, 2015 | USA Today | Read more

Why Volvo/Geely Chose South Carolina for US Manufacturing

May 16, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

Athol Fugard’s New Play, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, Opens in New York

May 6, 2015 | Biznews.com | Read more

Take-a-Ways from Omaha, the Buffett Munger Show

May 4, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

While America Dithered, the G20 Prospered

Spring 2015 | The International Economy | Read more (pdf)

Coast to Coast on Amtrak

February 26, 2015, USAToday.com | Read more

George Palmer, Pioneering Editor of South Africa’s Financial Mail

January 15, 2015 | Moneyweb Read more

Three Things You Need to Know About Cuba

January 13, 2015 | MarketWatch | Read more

2014

An Opportunity for Cuba After 50 Lost Years

December 22, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

How Globalization Destroyed the Australian Auto Industry

December 16, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

G20 Approves Plan to Boost Global Growth

November 16, 2014 | USA Today | Read more

Ukraine Crisis Preoccupies G20

November 15, 2014 | USA Today | Read more

Obama’s Climate Proposal Shifts G20 Agenda

November 14, 2014 | USA Today | Read more

The G20 Leaders Summit, Brisbane, Australia

November 13-16, 2014 | USA Today (Below are five pieces Barry wrote from the G20) Obama’s Next Stop: G20 | Read more

Ukraine’s Uncertain Future

October 26, 2014 | Huffington Post | Read more

The Global Economy is Adrift in the New Normal

October 10, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

Dissenting Views on the Russia Ukraine Conflict

September 9, 2014 | Huffington Post | Read more

See which high-tech company has the wildest building design

September 9, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

Jacob Zuma’s Charm Offensive in Washington

August 5, 2014 | Moneyweb | Read more

How to Make Detroit Liveable Again

August 5, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

History Lesson: Why Angela Merkel Loves Her Central Bank

July 11, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

Zimbabwe: IMF Gives Mugabe a Passing Grade

July 10, 2014 | Moneyweb | Read more

Eastern Europe Unlikely to Match Living Standards of the West

June 4, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

South Stream Pipeline a Test of Europe’s Resolve to Punish Russia for Actions in Ukraine.

May 21, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

As South Africa Votes, the Case for Optimism

May 5, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

Portugal’s Carnation Revolution Changed the World

April 29, 2014 | Moneyweb | Read more

Ruling Party Likely to Win May 7th South Africa Election

April 3, 2014 | USA Today | Read more

South Africa Wants to Get Past its Fragile Five Label

March 25, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

Obama’s Half-Hearted Efforts on Trade Deals Not Enough

February 17, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

Zimbabwe’s Transition to What?

February 18, 2014 | BizNews.com | Read more

Tesla on a Roll but Potholes Ahead

January 30, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

Transition Time in the Rebounding US Auto Industry

January 13, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

The Message From Philadelphia: America Fine-Europe Not

January 7, 2014 | MarketWatch | Read more

2013

Mandela’s Imperfect Legacy: South Africa is Hungry for Growth

December 6, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Mandela Will Always be the Father of His Country

December 5, 2013 | USA Today | Read more

Mandela’s Party Weakened But Survives

December 5, 2013 | USA Today | Read more

What’s Next For Greece?

December 2, 2013 | USA Today | Read more

The Bakery Indicator of Polish Progress

November 21, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Greece Needs Deeper Reforms to Finish the Job

October 30, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Pravin Gordhan’s High Profile Week in Washington

October 13, 2013 | Moneyweb.com | Read more

South Africa’s Economy is Very Fragile

October 10, 2013 | Moneyweb.com | Read more

Not a Happy Time as Global Economy Slides Towards the Edge

October 8, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

China Stakes Out Investments Along New Silk Road

September 27, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

New Normal, Low Wage Manufacturing Arrives in Michigan

August 20, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Building Blocks for Reviving Detroit from Bankruptcy

July 22, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Rushing into a Burning House: Croatia Joins the EU, Latvia the Eurozone

July 1, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Failed Austerity = Smaller € Zone

May 7, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

A Long Wait for the BRICS Bank

April 26, 2013 | Moneyweb.com | Read more

C. Fred Bergsten: Evangelist for the Open Economy

April 19, 2013 | The Washington Post | Read more

The Unhelpful Debate Over Austerity Versus Stimulus

April 16, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Where is Transformation Deepest, Eastern Europe or South Africa?

April 8, 2013 | Moneyweb.com | Read more

BRICS Nations Creating New Power Center

April 1, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

China Astride Africa

March 25, 2013 | USA Today | Read more

South Africa’s BRICS Business Council Has No Rainbow

March 22, 2013 | Moneyweb.com | Read more

Will Japan Bounce Back?

March 6, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

Whole Foods’ John Mackey Does Washington

February 12, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

South Africa: The Dangers Ahead for the ANC

February 12, 2013 | Moneyweb.com | Read more

No Escape From Austerity for Club Med Countries

January 28, 2013 | MarketWatch | Read more

2012

Michigan Seeks New Growth Strategy

December 14, 2012 | MarketWatch | Read more

Japan is in Worse Than a Deflationary Trap

November 1, 2012 | MarketWatch | Read more

Out of Money, Detroit Cuts Back

August 28, 2012 | MarketWatch |
Read more

An African Investment Boom

June 9, 2012 | Barron’s | Read more

Mozambique’s Future is Uncertain

February 2, 2012 | MarketWatch | Read more

2009 & 10

Irish Folly Leaves Gaping Hole in Chicago

November 12, 2010 | MarketWatch | Read more

The Baltics Experiment, Implications for the European Central Bank

Summer 2009 | The International Economy | Read more (pdf)