Articles by James K. Glassman

Rescue, But Not Outrage

Early this morning (Hong Kong time), I was interviewed on CNN International (here's the video) about the consequences of recent rescues of American citizens sentenced to long prison terms in some of the world's worst countries — specificially, former President... Read More

Town Hells?

"Town halls have become town hells," says Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to President Bush who supported Barack Obama in the November election. He was referring, of course, to contentious meetings between members of Congress and constituents on the subject... Read More

Franchise Follies

Imagine you own a business whose sales have fallen in a year by one-third to one-half. You might improve your products. Or find ways to make them for less. Or eliminate particular lines that consumers shun. But would you want... Read More

Frankensteins, or Davids?

Evgeny Morozov's thoughtful piece in Boston Review on Cyber Utopia, which I found through John Brown's admirable blog, gives bows to Clay Shirky and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and places some nice emphasis on our favorite subject,... Read More

Jim Glassman on CNBC's Kudlow & Company

BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT FOR THE JUNE 14, 2006 KUDLOW & COMPANY PROGRAM ON CNBC (5:00PM - 6:00PM) LARRY KUDLOW, host: All right. Welcome back, everybody. This is the first of a couple of debates, as though that political section weren't... Read More

Lost at Sea

On Saturday afternoon, Philip Merrill, publisher of The Washingtonian magazine and the Annapolis Capital and until recently president of the Export-Import Bank, set out in his 41-foot sailboat, The Merrilly, for a three-hour cruise across the Chesapeake Bay, where Read More

Misery Index

The global economy is roaring. "For the first time since 1969," reports a newsletter I rely on, Bridgewater Daily Observations, "not a single country in the world has had negative year-over-year growth." Overall, the world economy is rising at a... Read More

Bush on Gas Prices: Who's He Kidding?

With gasoline prices close to $3 a gallon, President Bush this morning gave a disingenuous speech to an alternative fuels association about what he was going to do to stem the rising tide. There were a few flashes of candor... Read More

Ukraine in the Balance

Ukraine, with its abundant resources and resourceful population of 47 million (larger than Spain), has become a rising star in Europe since its "Orange Revolution" little over a year ago. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine remained in... Read More

Good for America

Just last week, the shareholders of P&O, that venerable relic of the British Empire, agreed to sell their company to a group called Dubai Ports World, for $6.8 billion. DP World won a bidding war with another company from a... Read More

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