Oleg Tsarev persuasively argues that to win the Ukraine, the important race is the economic one, not the war.
Not when you count garage and maintenance costs. It almost always makes more sense to let someone else pay to maintain and store a vehicle.
Picking cotton, like gathering grapes, is back-breaking work. One could call cotton pickers slave labourers anywhere in the world.
The privileged and governing classes had at least $21 trillion stashed off shore in 2012. Noone with offshore millions are feeling any real pain.
Modern Americans live in a world of unicorns and hope. Repatriating manufacturing would require legions of Americans willing to work long hours in physical work for the common good.
Frankly, Mr Chubais’s efforts on behalf of Russia would be better rewarded with a jail cell than a government office.