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Topic - Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson is an acclaimed economic historian. He has authored a number of well-received books. One, "The Ascent of Money," became the basis for an award-winning PBS series. Mr. Ferguson is also a professor at Harvard and a senior research fellow at Oxford's Jesus College and Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor and author, is apologizing for saying economist John Maynard Keynes didn't care about the future because he was gay and had no children.
One of the joys of my long life in journalism is spending so much time in the company of smarter people. Even when I disagreed with them, invariably there was something to learn or at least reconsider.
We are borrowing more than $5 billion per day. That's $35 billion per week to run our government, totaling more than $1.5 trillion in borrowed money just to run it this year.
Mr. Ferguson also notes the decline in citizen engagement, as reflected in lower participation in private associations of all types.
"The voters now face a stark choice. They can let Barack Obama's rambling, solipsistic narrative continue until they find themselves living in some American version of Europe, with low growth, high unemployment, even higher debt — and real geopolitical decline. Or they can opt for real change: the kind of change that will end four years of economic underperformance, stop the terrifying accumulation of debt, and reestablish a secure fiscal foundation for American national security," Mr. Ferguson says in the grand finale of his lengthy account, which dwells on health care, the economy and the Romney/Ryan ticket.