The World’s Sustainable Development Goals Aren’t Sustainable
There are big problems with the most important metric used to assess progress toward the U.N.'s environmental goals.
Global Capital Is the Tail That Wags the U.S. Economic Dog
Economists have long imagined that the free movement of capital around the world benefits the U.S. economy. It doesn’t.
Brexit Is a Distraction from the United Kingdom’s Real Economic Woes
To rebuild its position as a powerhouse, the country will need to focus on its deeper problems.
COVID-19 Has Crushed Everybody’s Economy—Except for South Korea’s
Seoul seems to have shown the way to mitigating both the health and the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
China Is Merkel’s Biggest Failure in Office
The German chancellor has put future deals over moral values, but she’s not alone.
Suga Promises Continuity. But on Economics, He Can’t Possibly Deliver.
If the yen gets stronger, Japan’s new prime minister will have to come up with something new to protect exports.
Emerging Stronger From the Great Lockdown
The managing director and the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund lay out a strategy for sustained recovery.
The Pandemic Is Showing What the EU Is Good For
No longer sclerotic, Europe’s economy is bouncing back much faster than the United States’.
Moon Faces a Bigger Political Threat Than Kim Jong Un: Real Estate Prices
A struggle to bring down South Korea’s soaring housing market could doom a presidency.
Argentina’s Economy Crumbles as Buenos Aires Lockdown Continues
The nation was already on the economic brink before COVID-19 hit.
The Bubonic Plague Killed Feudalism. COVID-19 Will Entrench It.
Throughout history, pandemics have been a great equalizer. Here’s why this time is different.
Don’t Believe the Hype. Wealth Taxes Are Nothing New.
Lessons from ancient Greece and Islamic finance for creating a tax that will benefit the poor—and the wealthy, too.
Sri Lanka’s ruling party promised quick and decisive leadership. But with an economic meltdown looming, it should also be careful.
Erdogan Has Hidden an Economic Disaster Deep in Turkish Banks
And he won’t be able to keep the game going for much longer.
As the Global Economy Melts Down, Human Trafficking Is Booming
Desperate families face risky job offers, dubious loans, and online predators.
The COVID-19 Economic Crash Could Set Indian Women Back Decades
They’ve been disproportionately affected by job losses, and now new jobs may first go to men.
As Pandemic Rages, the United States Slashes an Economic Lifeline
Lockdowns and outbreaks have hit the poor hard—and governments worldwide are struggling.