FORMER US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama will visit Singapore in December to speak at events organised by The Growth Faculty.

FORMER US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama will visit Singapore in December to speak at events organised by The Growth Faculty.

THEY refer to us as the "foreigners", says a downbeat employee at an Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese labourers have come to work, far from their wives, children and homeland.

NOW that we are witnessing what looks like the historic decline of the West, it is worth asking what role economists might have played in the disasters of the past decade.