ISIS bigger threat to world economy than Russia

February 23, 2015, by John Norris

While the folks in Europe might feel differently, ISIS is a bigger threat to the global economy than the Russians. Frankly, I don't think it is even close. The reason is pretty simple: no one really wants to go to war with Russia over the Ukraine. The Germans don't; the French don't; the British don't, and the US really doesn't. Where the rubber meets the road, if the Russians really wanted to take over the...

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Some Common Cents for February 20th 2015

, by John Norris

Over Christmas of 1990, my brother-in-law and I got into a rather lengthy discussion about the upcoming First Gulf War. That the US was going to invade Iraq was pretty much a fait accompli; however, the ultimate amount of force and time required to beat the Iraqis wasn’t, at least not to John Q. Public. At the time, I was 22, single, and without dependents. He was 31, married, and my first nephew was around...

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