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Riding White Water Economics Without Paddles and Rudder

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What would it take for Pleasantville to become modern-day Greece -- where people are losing all that they have built and the social stress is undermining the solvency of the state?

The Meaning of Strauss-Kahn

Steve Clemons | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business
Steve Clemons

If Dominique Strauss-Kahn's political career is cut short, that would be a true loss for France. His defining role in globalization is vital to a world that is still trying to sort out what form of capitalism it can live with.

Gordon Brown: Global Economy Still Not at a New Normal, Still Evolving, Shocks Ahead

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.10.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Brown demonstrates something that we have seen before in the likes of John Kerry and Al Gore. Each was too cautious, too pruned and too stiff when running to secure the highest office in their respective lands.

New Economic Thinking Conference To Shatter Illusion of Control

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

As INET Executive Director Rob Johnson said, "last year's conference punctured the mystique of market stability (not to mention real events). This year, the conference will shatter the illusion of control."

IMF Protesters Try to Disrupt Cambridge University Address by Strauss-Kahn

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

IMF Executive Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is "cool under fire", as Central European University President John Shattuck said when introducing him, and didn't break his stride during his presentation at Kings College, University of Cambridge.

Soros Battles Free Market Zealots With New Fund, Economic Journal: Newsweek

newsweek.com | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Large swaths of economics are going to have to be rethought on the basis of what's happened." So said Larry Summers, President Obama's chief economic ...