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A Voice in the Wilderness

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) In Western Europe, over a very long period of time, events transpired...

Why Us and Not Them?

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4) The study of economics poses many great questions. But there’s one question in particular –...

Sitting With a Giant

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2, & Part 3) Here’s a story which I find both interesting and inspirational. It is about a French economist...

It Starts at the Top

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1, & Part 2) Historically, and legally speaking, there have always been three ways of getting very rich very quickly. You could...

And Fortunes Will Be Made – Chris Clancy

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1) I recall an aged professor solemnly telling us, that the days when a man could start out with only a...

Chalk and Cheese – Chris Clancy

BY CHRIS CLANCY When I was working in Wuhan I met a couple from the UK. They were having a two week jolly in the Far...

Economics in Academia – Chris Clancy

BY CHRIS CLANCY The following story is told for purely selfish reasons. The purpose is to illustrate and share the misery which so many students of...

Chris Clancy: Pop Tarts and Potato Chips

BY CHRIS CLANCY Before the emergence of the welfare state, some help was available for those in need – real need. It was provided voluntarily...

Chris Clancy: The Great Global Warming Swindle

BY CHRIS CLANCY Last weekend, yet another hugely expensive “climate change” conference was held in Doha, Qatar. Almost predictably, it came to an end in...

Benjamin Franklin’s Warning Was Prophetic

BY CHRIS CLANCY November 2012 has drawn to a close. One last thought before we brace ourselves for what’s to come. A few days after the election,...

Chris Clancy: Beyond the Tipping Point

BY CHRIS CLANCY It’s taken a week for the election result to finally sink in. As a foreigner, living far away from it all, I...

Chris Clancy: On Truisms and Reality

BY CHRIS CLANCY Election 2012 is drawing to a close. The finishing line is in sight. And not before time. Obama’s first term has been quite...

The Petrodollar System — Chris Clancy

BY CHRIS CLANCY The Petrodollar System: A Brief Overview: 1974 – 2012 Introduction The petrodollar story has a little bit of everything. Hope, ambition, political intrigue, mystery,...

Chris Clancy: The Worst Has Yet to Come—Part 3

BY CHRIS CLANCY Let’s pick up where we left off at the end of Part 2. In the first half of the 1980s the USD...

Chris Clancy—The Worst Has Yet to Come, Part 2

BY CHRIS CLANCY Let’s continue the story (see Part 1) with yet another quote from Marin Katusa, not only someone who knows what he’s...

Chris Clancy: The Worst Has Yet to Come – Part 1

BY CHRIS CLANCY Like all great performers Obama has saved the best for last. The Middle East, as if right on cue, erupted last week. Unfortunately...

The Supply-Side Solution?

BY CHRIS CLANCY When President Warren Harding took office, way back in the 1921, he appointed Andrew Mellon as his Treasury Secretary. Harding set...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter 24–Some Names on a Rock

BY CHRIS CLANCY May 2010. We got the new high speeed train from Wuhan to Xianfan. Absolutely beautiful. Fast, spacious, clean and comfortable. The journey only...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter 23 – A Novel Approach

BY CHRIS CLANCY (February/March 2009.) Off we went again. On a professional level, this semester would be the most complete and rewarding one of my...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter Twenty Two – Picture This …

BY CHRIS CLANCY January 2009. We made plans to head south and visit Sean, YoYo and Mr. Wu. We decided to go just after...

Cut Loose at Fifty Chapter Twenty One – It’s in the Post

BY CHRIS CLANCY September 2008. This semester turned out to be one of those bitty affairs – every time I thought things had settled...

The "Punk Rockers" of the PreCapitalist Era

BY CHRIS CLANCY Amazon recently announced that sales of their e-books were now greater than combined sales of both their hardcover and paperback books. Bad...

The “Punk Rockers” of the PreCapitalist Era

BY CHRIS CLANCY Amazon recently announced that sales of their e-books were now greater than combined sales of both their hardcover and paperback books. Bad...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter Eighteen – Groucho Hits Wuhan!

BY CHRIS CLANCY Thiti found settling in to China fairly easy – to begin with at any rate. We had a few major arguments...

Chapter 17: Pick a Leaf, Any Leaf

BY CHRIS CLANCY A week or so after returning from Thailand the new semester began. I got back into the swing of things very easily. Two...

Be Afraid Liberals, Be Very Afraid …

BY CHRIS CLANCY Former UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson once famously remarked: “A week is a long time in politics.” How about six months? I wrote an article...

Cut Loose at Fifty Chapter Sixteen – A Boat Ride With “Charlie Allnut”

BY CHRIS CLANCY February 6th 2007. Phil and I arrived at Bangkok International Airport sometime in the evening. It was warm and humid – very...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter Fourteen — A Journey Within a Journey

BY CHRIS CLANCY Late June 2006. I had a few free days between the end of teaching and marking exam papers. Much as I hated traveling...

Romney’s “Slip”?

BY CHRIS CLANCY When I was a kid I remember a teacher telling us that whilst democracy was far from perfect it usually produced the...

Chapter Twelve – Trouble Brewing

By Chris Clancy The presentations began in week three of the second semester I knew from past experience, that if students are told to give a...