Revitalized national economies, Marshall correctly believed, would underpin political stability and peace. From the ashes of war and misery, American dollars would seed the rise of friends and foes alike. It worked.
Headlines may focus on this issue or that, but something more significant is afoot. It has to do with who and what protects the freedoms we know and those we cannot yet imagine.
She didn't believe in the equality of the sexes. She believed in the superiority of women.
Did you know that, just three days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill gave his now-famous “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech.
With the benefit of time and perspective, it is clear that the financial crisis was far, far worse than I knew at the time. It destroyed wealth, families, communities, and, worst of all, social cohesion. It crushed the people who could least afford it.
Silicon Valley sits atop a foundation financed by the American military.
For a young man from Iowa or Baltimore, or a small town in Canada or Britain, this would have been his first look at the vaunted German war machine.
Warren Buffet's favorite line is: "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."
For the first time in human history, the economic base – and especially those hurt by an otherwise favorable trend – has real-time access to information that can increase its future earning potential dramatically.
On June 15, 1955, just before 7 am local time, New York City did something it rarely does. It shut down.The reason was a simulated Russian nuclear attack on Brooklyn, code-named Apple Jack.
He didn't have to deal with intercontinental missiles, nuclear weapons, and proliferating cyber threats.