Magazine July 5, 2010, Issue


On the dollar, hedge funds are hedging

Readers of this fortnightly would not be surprised to hear someone say, “The stimulus failed.” Most would probably nod in agreement. But they might be surprised to learn that the someone who said it is Jeffrey Sachs, the Columbia University economist most famous for writing The End of Poverty (unofficial subtitle: “Yet another book calling for Western governments to increase their foreign-aid budgets”) (foreword by Bono). He also wrote an article for Time last year entitled “The Case for Bigger Government.” He is, in other words, not easily dismissed as just another right-wing crank. For this reason, it was all

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Helen Thomas was a fixture — a reporter for 40 years, a columnist for ten — always a plus in Washington. She was a left-wing scold: another plus.


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