Editorials Nov 14, 2007

The dollar tumbles

There is something weirdly appropriate about the fact that it took a supermodel and not an economist to draw attention to the plight of the U.S. dollar. Reports that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen allegedly refused to be paid in greenbacks and insisted on euros ...

Editorials Sep 5, 2007

A recurring moral hazard

The resignation of farm minister Takehiko Endo, only a week after taking office, over the illegal receipt of state subsidies by a farmers' association that he heads is perplexing and disturbing. He is the fifth Cabinet minister Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has lost since ...