The Standard has great news.
Based on reader feedback, we have decided to vastly re-design and better focus the content of our site.
In the coming months, we plan to bring you intelligent commentary on financial and political news from a diverse and influential set of analysts based all over the world.
This second generation of The Standard will offer you a more focused forum for discussing the global financial system and international politics with other people who know the value of perspective.
We will be with you and other leaders in politics, finance and plain good thinking as you make the decisions that shape the world.
This means, for a short time, we must pool all of our energy to lay a new base.
The Standard will temporarily cease to be so that it can get better.
We thank you for your patience, encourage any new feedback and look forward to bringing you relevant political and financial news commentary again in the future.
And be assured, we will keep you well up to date on the new site!
Until then, never forget it: smart news leads to smart decisions.