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Resolve and Determination: How We Get Out of This Together

Christine Lagarde | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Christine Lagarde

I feel strongly that the global community is beginning to respond to our shared plight. Why? Three reasons: a shared sense of urgency, a shared diagnosis of the problems, and a shared sense that the steps needed in the period ahead are now coming into focus.

Davos: Two Worlds, Ready or Not

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Many of the people who control the world's largest corporations are quite comfortable with the status quo post-financial crisis. This makes sense for them -- and poses a major problem for the rest of us.

Weekend in Washington: Cooperating Our Way Out of Crisis

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

This past weekend in Washington DC, as the economic leaders of 187 countries gathered for the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, the mood was ...

The Credit CARD Act Is No Match for Wall Street's Ingenuity

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

Several years back, I ran a large team building event for a company on Wall Street. The men and women vibrated with intelligence and sparkled with charisma. But something about that day has recently come back to haunt me.

Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Exploring the Post-tornado Contours of the Financial System

Laura Kodres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Kodres

Just as a tornado in Kansas transplanted Dorothy and, her dog, Toto, from familiar comforts to the unknown land of Oz, the global crisis has led many ...

Combating the Disease of Progressive Cynicism

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

One thing I know for sure. If progressives constantly pronounce the public option dead -- it will be. The cynics will create a self-fulfilling prophecy.