The best way to deal with Putin’s aggression, inspired by Eurasianist Alexander Dugin, is to drive Russian asset values sharply downward while isolating Russia and its oligarchs from international financial institutions. There is also no debate that a plan to drive oil prices downward would have a powerful negative impact on Russia. On a somewhat petty and small front, aside from school administrators padding their profit margins, who needs a single Russian in the boarding schools, colleges and grad schools of America, Britain and Switzerland?
Harvard alone is hosting 38 Russian students in the 2013-2014 school year.
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Richard C. Young is the editor of Young's World Money Forecast, and a contributing editor to both Richardcyoung.com and Youngresearch.com.