Posted by: anotherworldip | 10/08/2011

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Dear Project Syndicate reader,
Welcome to the October 2011 edition of our monthly newsletter. Below you will find the latest news from Project Syndicate, as well as a selection of some of the most newsworthy commentaries from the past month. This month, we’re pleased to announce that readers can access our content via Amazon Kindle. Readers can also have exclusive access on their Kindle to our forthcoming Old World supplement. Keep up to date with all of our content by visiting our Web site regularly. As always, thank you for your continued support.

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Project Syndicate Content on Amazon Kindle

Project Syndicate is pleased to announce two new ways to read its content on Amazon Kindle.

Kindle users worldwide can now access Project Syndicate content as a weekly magazine, delivered to their Kindle each Monday. To access our Kindle magazine, click here.

Kindle users can now also access our forthcoming supplement, Old World. The supplement, which examines the public-policy consequences of aging populations, includes commentaries by Harold James, Pierre Buhler, Lord John Hutton, and more.

At the moment, this supplement is available exclusively on Kindle, and can be accessed here.

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Latest Commentaries from Project Syndicate

Has Palestine Won?

by Shlomo Ben-Ami

TEL AVIV – The somber spectacle of Israel’s isolation during the United Nations debate on Palestinian statehood marks the political tsunami that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s critics warned would arrive if Israel did not propose a bold peace initiative. But, more importantly, the speeches at the UN General Assembly by the two rivals, Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, showed that any initiative to bring the parties back to the negotiating table might turn out to be futile.

Speeches do not make peace, but they can mar its prospects. Netanyahu and Abbas both showed once again how the politics surrounding “the peace process” has defeated the cause of peace. Both leaders exhibited utter indifference to the other’s core concerns, and catered to their constituencies, Hamas and Israeli settlers included, making it clear, urbi et orbi, that the gaps separating their positions are as unbridgeable as ever…read more.

China’s Landing – Soft not Hard

by Stephen S. Roach

NEW HAVEN – China’s economy is slowing. This is no surprise for an export-led economy dependent on faltering global demand. But China’s looming slowdown is likely to be both manageable and welcome. Fears of a hard landing are overblown.

To be sure, the economic data have softened. Purchasing managers’ indices are now threatening the “50” threshold, which has long been associated with the break-even point between expansion and contraction. Similar downtrends are evident in a broad array of leading indicators, ranging from consumer expectations, money supply, and the stock market, to steel production, industrial product sales, and newly started construction…read more.

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Other Recent Commentaries

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September’s Most Popular Articles

“The Great Bank Robbery” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Spitznagel

“The Price of 9/11” by Joseph E. Stiglitz

“Europe on the Verge of a Political Breakdown” by Barry Eichengreen

“How to Prevent a Depression” by Nouriel Roubini

“The Economics of Happiness” by Jeffrey D. Sachs

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