Diane Francis

Diane Francis
Veteran columnist writes about power, money, tech, and white-collar crime in America
Created 08 Jan 2021
  • China's Evergrande Mess
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 4
    Never underestimate China’s ability to meet gargantuan challenges that would sink most middle powers. But this time Beijing is dealing with a doozy in the form of a national real estate super-bubble c...
  • Biden and Bernie Reprise
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 1
    NOTE: There seems to have been a glitch in deliveries for my most recent newsletter on October 14, so here it is again in the hopes that everyone gets it. Impending government shutdowns, catastrophic ...
  • Biden and Bernie
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 6
    Impending government shutdowns, catastrophic debt ceiling votes, and halted infrastructure bills dominate the headlines. This is because both of America’s political parties have been temporarily hijac...
  • Inside Pandora's Box
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 3
    The Pandora Papers made headlines because it is the biggest data leak about illicit financial flows ever. And bravo to the dogged efforts of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists f...
  • Let's Replacebook
    07 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 3
    Facebook made news again for immoral behavior. The latest “revelation” involves a leak by a whistleblower that its subsidiary, Instagram, causes harm among teenaged girls and that the company was awar...
  • A Great Unravelling
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 16 14
    Dire shortages of power have shut down a large chunk of China’s economy. Britain has been brought to its knees because gasoline is in short supply. Grocery store shelves are emptying. Automobile manuf...
  • Loose Lips, Loose Cannon
    30 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 12 3
    General Mark Milley is highly respected, but this week, for the second time in months, he was hauled onto the carpet for conduct unbecoming an officer. He is the embodiment of a buttoned-down, tight-l...
  • Angela's Ashes
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 18 4
    Much depends globally on Germany and who will replace Angela Merkel as Chancellor. It appears that three political parties will be required to form a coalition, a process that will take two or three m...
  • Governor Rambo
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 26 6
    To Florida or not to Florida … that is the question. Is “wintering” in the Sunshine State a good idea? It is a decision that has nothing to do with the weather or expenses but is a clear-cut issue of ...
  • Biden's Bamboo Curtain
    20 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 13 6
    The historic agreement between the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to equip the Aussies with a fleet of eight nuclear-powered attack submarines is a strategic masterstroke by President Jo...
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