Daniel Altman


Confessions of a Chronic Economist

Economics gets easier as you get older; changing jobs -- like I'm about to do -- doesn’t.


Pope Francis Is a Great Economist

His speeches in Washington weren’t just allegory and hope. They were a clear message to Congress to avoid creating a permanent American economic underclass.


We Should All Be Competing to Take In Refugees

People fleeing conflict are a boon to almost any economy, but even Germany isn’t going far enough to welcome them.


How Bad Is It Going to Get?

The plunging markets could fall by 20 percent before China rights itself. And even if the U.S. economy’s fundamentals are strong, it will feel the pain.

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About Daniel Altman

Daniel Altman is senior editor, economics at Foreign Policy and is an adjunct professor at New York University's Stern School of Business. Follow him on Twitter: @altmandaniel.



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