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Paul Krugman: The Big Fail

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

It’s that time again: the annual meeting of the American Economic Association and affiliates, a sort of medieval fair that serves as a marketplace f...

Save Social Security: Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Why not Paul Krugman? He has a Nobel prize in Economics. He's proven his ability to communicate economic knowledge to the multitude. And he's a fierce opponent of cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits, and the austerity dogma more generally.

For Your Eyes Only: Three Jobs Not to Defer in 2013

David Lipton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
David Lipton

With the New Year, we all hope to put the global financial crisis behind us. We also need to do more to secure our future. Beyond our current economi...

Greece Bailout Crisis a Warning for U.S. Politicians Facing the Nation's Fiscal Cliff

Sheldon Filger | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Sheldon Filger

Greece is not only suffering appalling economic devastation. It is also presenting to the world a modern-day national Cassandra, with a prophetic warning that is especially relevant for American policymakers.

Greece Is at the Crossroads With the IMF in Tow

Elena Panaritis | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Elena Panaritis

While Greeks need to do more internally to help themselves, the IMF's modus operandi should also change and go back to its basics so that Greece does not become another loan addict, but an economic success story.

Countries Can Come Back From the Dead -- Exhibit A, Ireland

Emmet Oliver | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Emmet Oliver

While serious questions remain over the cost of obtaining money for Ireland when that moment arrives, the sheer fact that Ireland can now talk about leaving behind its official lenders is highly significant, and not just in Ireland, but further afield.

Thousands Of Greeks Protest Austerity Cuts

Reuters | Karolina Tagaris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Public transport severely disrupted, offices shut * New cuts expected to scrape through parliament * Anger, resignatio...

How to Make Iranian Sanctions More Effective: Lessons From Behavioral Economics

Hal E. Hershfield | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Hal E. Hershfield

If either candidate can propose ways to make economic sanctions feel less like a fee for doing business and more like an exacting punishment, there is hope for a policy that may yet induce Iran to change its nuclear behavior.

Debt in a Time of Protests

Nemat Shafik | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Nemat Shafik

As the world economy continues to struggle, people are taking to the streets by the thousands to protest painful cuts in public spending designed to reduce government debt and deficits. This fiscal fury is understandable.

Obsequiousness to Power -- the IMF's to OPEC

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Perhaps we should take Mme. Lagarde's effusiveness before OPEC to heart and learn from her standards. If one of the world's most prestigious international institutions can render such homage to brazen price conspirators, we should act accordingly.

Greek Protestor: 'We Can't Take It Anymore - We Are Bleeding'

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

* Nearly 70,000 take to streets to protest * First big strike for new government * Transport services disrupted, offices...

Big Bank Vice President Sues For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

* Plaintiff says was "mommy-tracked" by bank * Deutsche Bank says takes allegations seriously By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters)...

The Long-Term Price of Financial Reform

André Oliveira Santos | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
André Oliveira Santos

In response to the global crisis, policymakers around the world are instituting the broadest reform of financial regulation since the Great Depression.

Clinton Agrees, Equity IS the Superior Growth Model

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

We are undergoing a dramatic demographic transformation in which the very same racial and ethnic groups that have been most excluded are now driving our population growth, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

U.S. Fiscal Policy: Avoiding Self-Inflicted Wounds

Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti

For the U.S. economy, serious risks could come at the end of this year from two potential self-inflicted wounds: the so-called "fiscal cliff" and the debt ceiling.

U.S. Intervention Continues to Undermine Egyptian Revolution

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

This April, we joined a National Lawyers Guild delegation of U.S. lawyers, activists and scholars to investigate another uncomfortable case of an authoritarian regime that benefited from Western weapons sales and aid, to the detriment of its people.

Departing IMF Director 'Ashamed To Have Had Any Association' With Organization

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.20.2012 | Business

When International Monetary Fund economist Peter Doyle finally departed the organization last month, he didn't mince words in his letter to the bosses...

DSK Aphrodisiac Drink: Beverage Entrepreneurs Take A Shot At Strauss-Kahn

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.19.2012 | Small Business

Though it's doubtful he'll need any help, there's a new sexual enhancement product on the market named after Dominique Strauss-Kahn. French entrepr...

Signs of Fiscal Progress: Will It Be Enough?

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

In emerging economies there's a pause in fiscal adjustment this year and next, but this too is generally appropriate, given that many of these countries have low debt and deficits.

Risks to Financial Stability Increase, Bold Action Needed

José Viñals | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
José Viñals

Emerging economies are facing a twin challenge: dealing with the impact from advanced economies' troubles, while confronting increasing home-grown vulnerabilities.

Greece's Record Joblessness 'May Not Have Reached Its Peak Yet'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

* Unemployment hits record of 22.5 pct * More half of young Greeks out of a job * Tourism to provide only temporary reli...

Greg Rosalsky

IMF Report Warns Against Austerity In U.S. | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy will continue to grow at a sluggish rate in the coming year as government spending cuts threaten its recovery, according to a new rep...

Open Letter to Christine LaGarde

Kenneth Jeyaretnam | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Kenneth Jeyaretnam

By dismissing the basic issues of transparency and accountability in countries like Singapore in favor of political expediency, you risk creating greater problems for the global economy in the future

Major Bailout May Get New Terms

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

DUBLIN, June 18 (Reuters) - Ireland's EU/IMF lenders are considering doubling the average repayment term of its 85 billion euro bailout to 30 years ...

IMF Agrees To Terms For Spending Huge Fund

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund agreed on Friday that it would only draw on the $430 billion in extra resources comm...