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Don’t bet on Asians imitating Americans

By J Saft
March 4, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Asia's calamity is that Americans are imitating frugal Asians a lot faster than Asians can become free-spending Americans.

Confronting medical issues for women

March 3, 2009

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- Shelley Ross is secretary general of the Medical Women’s International Association, a non-governmental organisation representing women doctors from all continents. The opinions expressed are her own. -

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Advancing global Internet freedom

March 3, 2009

Leslie Harris -- Leslie Harris is the president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, DC. The views expressed are her own. --

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U.S. cap-and-trade choice inferior to carbon tax

February 27, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

President Barack Obama's first budget puts climate change at the heart of the administration's long-term economic plan. But despite the clear theoretical advantages of a simple carbon tax, he seems set to follow the EU and California in opting for a cap-and-trade system.

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The Black Hole: How the Web devours history

February 27, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Academics, family researchers and even baseball history nuts have noticed recently how some important archives of older newspapers from around the world have vanished off the Web.

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In Cuba, low-hanging fruit for Obama

By Bernd Debusmann
February 25, 2009

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A revenue and legalization lesson from FDR

By J Saft
February 25, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

(Correcting name of academic to Peter Reuter on Feb 27)

Want to help fund the bank bailout, ease California's budget crisis and shore up strained U.S. finances? Legalize drugs, tax the trade and save on interdiction, domestic enforcement and the prison and court system.

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Too many hopes pinned on EU bank

By Paul Taylor
February 24, 2009

paul-taylor-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

It works more like a sprinkler than a power hose, but the European Investment Bank has a role to play in preventing a financial inferno from sweeping across central and eastern Europe.

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Ad strategy at root of Facebook privacy row

February 24, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Social networking phenomenon Facebook has beaten out arch-rival and former market leader MySpace by most measures of popularity, except the one that pays the bills.

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Commodities send coded clues on inflation

February 23, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

After an 8-year period of remarkable stability, the ratio between gold and oil prices has broken down spectacularly.