Posts About Economy
It will take a long time to clean up the scene and a strategic rethink is urgently required.
Lead the way by initiating sound policies at home and supporting the best policies globally.
Companies that aren’t flexible enough to see opportunity in a world market are headed for a wake-up call.
If I were in the saddle, I’d follow Keynes’s advice and focus on jobs and public works projects. And I’d pray.
I can only hope that a severe recession in the U.S., Venezuela’s primary customer, will awaken our spendthrift leadership from its petro-dollar slumber.
Brazil has a better chance than most of escaping the global grip of a U.S. recession – but we’re still worried.
The world needs a bit of a slowdown in order to get inflation--and, in the longer term, global warming--under some sort of control.
Blaming China, al-Qaeda, a dead Iraqi dictator or fabricated “enemies”, demands for cheap oil or talk about gay marriages will not replace the estimated $2 trillion froth on American asset values.
The long-term solution still lies with strengthening the powers of financial regulatory institutions and central banks to curb irresponsible financial behavior.
I'm an optimist by nature, but if there's one thing the last decade should have reminded us, it's that the economic law of gravity has not been suspended. What goes up does come down.
A mild American recession is an overdue warning to America to curb its consumption. But it won't cause a global meltdown.
What would happen if America took what it spends on energy "security" and spent it on energy efficiency?
The world economy is doing just fine – it’s America that faces a painful decade or more of re-inventing its fiscal discipline.
The price of oil is near $100 a barrel. Global credit markets are in disarray. The world seems to be slipping toward recession. What's going wrong here? David Responds Fareed Responds...
The dollar’s fall is hardly a surprise, but it’s not necessarily bad news. The real bad news would be if the dollar were not to fall.
The dollar is reaching new lows this week: it's down 16 percent against the Euro over the last two years. Does this reflect fundamental weakness in the U.S. economy, or just a temporary blip in the market?...
Everyone is concerned America’s economic problems - except America.
The discussion on immigration (including this question) focuses too much on issues like amnesty and high walls. We need to change the debate to include the need for rich countries to invest in poorer countries, so that people will find jobs at home and not have to risk life and limb to reach the first world.
Tony Blair has managed to present himself as a flexible politician while choosing politics over policy. He promised to be a grand modernizer and many of his achievements are noteworthy. But the past 10 years have seen more media spin than effective reform; Britain has moved away from Europe and lost economic competitiveness.
France's society and demographic fabric have been changing. This year's elections already show increased voter turnout from first-time voters -- minority and immigrant communities. France may be at the end of a cyclical decline, ready to move into a new era.