Downsizing jobs, outsourcing lives: Part 2

by Ilana Mercer -- India and China are where the "new economy" is really humming. Columnist Paul Craig Roberts, a long-time chronicler of the trend, describes "dazzling new technology parks on the more…

Downsizing jobs, outsourcing lives

by Ilana Mercer -- The wholesale exporting of manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to countries where labor is cheap was easier for this writer to chalk up to the smooth workings of more…

Deficit disorders

by Ilana Mercer -- The guy on one of those policy-bereft-of-principle debates plaguing television had me confused. He was saying that the dot-com bust of the 1990s is a big factor in more…

Unnatural lawlessness

by Ilana Mercer -- When the Germans come to stay at "Fawlty Towers," Basil Fawlty, the quirky hotel manager in the classic British comedy, is adamant to put his best foot forward more…

Wartime socialism

by Ilana Mercer -- "It is often sadly remarked," wrote Henry Hazlitt, the distinguished free-market writer, "that the bad economists present their errors to the public better than the good economists present more…

Collectivist calculations

by Ilana Mercer -- Remember the little Iraqi boy with the charred torso, whose arms were blown away by an American dumb bomb? Although Baghdad's hospitals, such that they are, are full more…

On pimps and 'presstitutes'

by Ilana Mercer -- The Faustian bargain hundreds of embedded journalists struck with the military involved capitulating to an elaborate set of limits and conditions. Embeds, for instance, were supervised by the more…

David Frum: Son of Uncle Sam

by Ilana Mercer -- William Rusher of the Claremont Institute is right. There is an ideological war between Bush's social democrats, known as neoconservatives, and those of us who stand on the more…

In bed with the military

by Ilana Mercer -- Embedded with the military must be a euphemism for in bed with the military, which is how a truly shameful episode in American TV journalism is shaping up. more…

Betraying brave boys

by Ilana Mercer -- War makes the memories of the boys I knew – and who are no longer alive – come flooding back. I grew up in Israel, and lived through more…