European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gestures during a news conference on Ireland’s tax dealings with Apple Inc at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium August 30th, 2016. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Tuesday wasn’t a bad day for Ireland’s reputation in global circles. It was a very, very bad day. There was the size of the European Commission’s asse(...)

San Juan, Puerto Rico -    Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla addresses the island’s residents last week    about the       $73 billion debt crisis. He insisted that  the people on the island will have to sacrifice and share in the responsibilities for pulling the island out of debt. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Nobel economics laureate Paul Krugman, in the New York Times, urges the Greeks to vote “No” in the referendum tomorrow. So does fellow laureate Joseph(...)