Why is the Maine timber industry disappearing? Why have there suddenly been so many heroin deaths? Why are heating oil prices so low this year? Many opaque events such as these can be at least partially related to what’s happening on a global scale.
Phoenix McLaughlin works at the National Endowment for Democracy helping to foster political development in Asia. Phoenix lives in Washington, D.C. now, but was born and raised in Norway, Maine. In between, he has studied and/or worked in Colorado, Nepal, India, France, Ethiopia, and Augusta. All opinions expressed on this blog are solely his own and do not represent his current or former employers.