In its details, the financial crisis of 2007-09 was highly complicated, but in its essentials, the crisis was fairly simple, writes Robert J. Samuelson in the Spring 2010 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.
An economist indicts the media's penchant for presenting "both sides" of every issue as the reason for a good economy going unrecognized by a misled American public.
Robert Kraynak is professor of political science at Colgate University.
Lance T. Izumi is Director of Education Studies at the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy.
“Behold!” reads an official police notice on the waiting-room wall at the Bethnal Green police station, in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets. “Fear from people should not prevent one from saying the truth if he knows it.” It is a hadith saying of the Prophet Muhammad, stuck amid a row of posters urging Britons to do their civic duty and report any crimes they might get wind of. Tower Hamlets, which includes large Bengali and Somali communities, is a majority-minority borough.