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Democracy And Capitalism May Be Headed For Divorce

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

The financial calamity of 2008 laid bare ugly problems in the global economic order. The mess has now festered into a political crisis that jeopardize...

I Have Been to the Mountain Top

Danny Schechter | Posted 01.22.2014 | Entertainment
Danny Schechter

New York, New York: Mountaintops offer dynamic vistas and symbolize not only physical heights but inspiring points of prominence. On the night before...

The World According to Martin Wolf

Moisés Naím | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

While some economies are crashing, the celebrity of some economists is booming. One of these celebrated economists is Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator at the Financial Times and surely one of the world's most influential columnists.

Central Banking, Economics and Populism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Just like central banking, economics wants to speak politically, but doesn't necessarily welcome a response. In Krugman, it sometimes comes across as condescension. At the Fed, it can appear more sinister.

Angela Merkel Kicks Off Davos, Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort town of Davos Wednesday with a keynote address that aimed to r...

Behind The Snarking About OWS

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.31.2011 | Media
Jim Sleeper

Republican presidential debates, and even "liberal" magazines' online comment threads, are drawing hundreds eager to rail at clueless dissenters, especially if they can catch them bickering with one another.

We Aren't Greece -- But We Could Be Japan if Flawed Logic Persists

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Influential journalists are making persuasive cases that austerity is the wrong approach in fragile economies. That's good news. But discussions still get muddled in ways that can have perverse effects.

Martin Wolf: On Economy, Obama Was Cautious When He Should Have Been Bold | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But, as Larry Summers, Mr Obama's chief economic adviser, had said: "When markets overshoot, policymakers must overshoot too". Unfortunately, the admi...

The Republican Economic Propaganda Fraud Will Give Us A Lost Decade

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

A lot of the voices on our side repeat the absolute truth: the Republican Party is simply not telling the truth about the seeds of the economic disast...

Martin Wolf: How To Fight The Currency Wars With China | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Has the time for a currency war with China arrived? The answer looks increasingly to be yes. The politics and economics of an assault on Chinese excha...

Martin Wolf: The Political Genius Of Supply-Side Economics

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The future of fiscal policy was intensely debated in the FT last week. In this Exchange, I want to examine what is going on in the US and, in particu...

SIMON JOHNSON The Future Of Finance: International Edition

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bankers and hedge fund managers are fond of saying, "If you place restrictions on our activities in New York, we'll just move elsewhere -- like London...

Greece Bailout 'Just The Beginning': Martin Wolf | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yet it is hard to believe that Greece can avoid debt restructuring. First, assume, for the moment, that all goes to plan. Assume, too, that Greece's a...

Greece, Goldman Sachs Deals Were 'Completely Scandalous' - And Perfectly Legal: Martin Wolf (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The huge currency swap deals that Goldman Sachs arranged with the Greek government were at once completely legal and completely scandalous, says Marti...

Martin Wolf: Bank Reforms Are, But Obama's Proposals Are 'Unworkable, Undesirable And Irrelevant' | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I admire Mr Volcker and strongly support his desire to develop a financial sector that supports the wider economy, rather than makes vast profits out ...

Martin Wolf: Windfall Tax For Wall Street Bonuses

Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Windfall taxes are a ghastly idea. They are a sop to prejudice, a burden on risk-taking and a form of arbitrary confiscation. No sensible person shoul...

Robert Shiller: Address Income Gap, Tie It To Tax Rate (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US might be in the midst of a second housing and financial bubble, according to economist and Yale Professor Robert Shiller. Shiller and Financial...

Britain Unveils Whopping Tax On Bank Bonuses; U.S. Windfall Tax Proposal Going Nowhere

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British bankers are going bonkers today after the UK government announced that it wouldn't stand idly by as they showered themselves with obscene bonu...

Martin Wolf: "Worldwide Inflation" Could Be Coming

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an interview with Yahoo Tech Ticker this morning, Martin Wolf, the chief economic commentator at The Financial Times, was cautiously optimistic abo...

Nouriel Roubini's Financial Times Interview: Double-Dip Recession Still A Risk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are we in for a double-dip recession? Economist Nouriel Roubini, the president of RGE Monitor who's often referred to as "Dr. Doom," recently sat down...

The Yen, the Yuan and the Yunus

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A global currency would allow emerging economies to borrow in their own currency, avoid currency mismatches and the extreme poor can trade with each other without being exposed to currency risk.

Martin Wolf: Financial Reforms Won't Work | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Proposals for reform of financial regulation are now everywhere. The most significant have come from the US, where President Barack Obama's administra...

Martin Wolf: Cutting Back Financial Capitalism Is America's Big Test

Financial Times | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is the US Russia? The question seems provocative, if not outrageous. Yet the person asking it is Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the Internat...

Missing Minsky

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Hyman Minsky didn't live to see how closely this year's meltdowns would follow his predicted scenario, with the Lehman failure being one of several clear Minsky moments.