Monthly Archives: November 2006

FTAAP proposal dumped

It seems that the APEC Ministerial meeting in Hanoi has not supported the proposal championed by President Bush plus Fred Bergsten and the APEC ‘business advisory’ committee for a region-wide Free Trade Agreement of The Pacific. The APEC press release suggests, in the usual diplomatic code, that the idea was “thumped”. Delegates had a lively […]

So long Milton Friedman

Not many of us, probably, are in thrall to this (now dead) economist. But there are many who owe him a debt they know nothing about. Why? Samuel Brittan’s “obituary”: — a model of its kind — in the Financial Times explains. Friedman’s own brief ‘autobiography’ for the Nobel foundation, last updated in 2005, is […]