Oil, the Middle East, and the U.S. Economy (Summer 2008)

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    Understanding the Housing Crisis

    Richard J. Fox Summer 2008
    The financial crisis sparked by the subprime mortgage collapse has shaken Wall Street to its core. The crisis underscores the fact that a relatively...

    The Deficit of Oil-Rich Gulf Arab States

    Jonathan Schanzer Summer 2008
    The oil-producing countries of the Persian Gulf are experiencing an unprecedented financial windfall. As the price of oil climbed from $25 per barrel on...

    Is Israel Immune From the Global Market Turmoil?

    Paula Joffe Summer 2008
    It is said that when the United States economy sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold. If that's the case, then Israel...

    Thinking Outside of the Barrel

    Anne Korin Summer 2008
    About 10 years ago, al-Qaeda's leader, Usama bin Laden, stated that his target price for oil was $144 a barrel, and that the American...

    Letter from the Publisher: The Perfect Storm

    Matthew Brooks Summer 2008
    Our country now faces one of its greatest financial challenges in recent memory. The subprime mortgage crisis, the resulting "credit crunch," a volatile stock...

    Learning From Feds Past

    David Frum Summer 2008
    The great Austrian free-market economists Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises toured Germany together in 1946, according to a probably apocryphal story. They witnessed...

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