America Abandoned Its Economic Prophet. The World Embraced Him.
John Kenneth Galbraith was an intellectual celebrity 50 years ago—and it would be a mistake to ignore him today.
The Rise and Fall and Rise (and Fall) of the U.S. Financial Empire
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar.
The Pandemic Remade the Chinese Economy
Other countries should prepare now for their own reformations.
China Is an Economic Bully—and Weaker Than It Looks
The world doesn’t have to put up with Beijing’s attempts at economic coercion.
Turkey’s Year of Living Dangerously
Turkey took its expansionist vision to new heights in 2020—but with a battered economy, growing opposition, and now U.S. sanctions, it’s not clear how long that can continue.
How to (Finally) Defeat Populism
Rust Belts exist around the world, and integrating them into the larger trans-Atlantic community is key to political stability.
Erdogan’s Economic Hail Mary Won’t Work
Turkey’s problem is the president himself; improvement won’t come until he leaves.
Why India Refused to Join the World’s Biggest Trading Bloc
New Delhi chose protectionism over the RCEP. History suggests it made the wrong call.
The West’s Constitutional Crises Threaten the Economy’s Last Best Hope
Central banks have kept their economies afloat this year—but political dysfunction is pushing them past the breaking point.
Tigray’s War Against Ethiopia Isn’t About Autonomy. It’s About Economic Power.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is fighting the country’s revanchist old regime, which is intent on recapturing the economic and political influence it once held.
Biden’s Priority in Africa Should Be Debt Relief
More than other kinds of aid, to get out from under China’s thumb, the continent will need debt financing and private investment.
The United States Got the Pandemic Economic Response Right
It spent early and spent big—and is now poised to reap the rewards.
America’s Economy Is Fragile. So Is Biden’s Economic Team.
In today’s Democratic Party, inheriting Obama’s economic legacy may be a burden, not a benefit.
Welcome to the Worst Election Outcome for the Global Economy
Divided government could mean four years of financial instability and stagnation.
How to Fix Argentina’s Recurrent Debt Crises
Why President Fernandez is hoping for Joe Biden to win the U.S. election.
On Election Eve, Economists Struggle to Figure Out a World That’s Unraveled
Both Trump and Biden are winging it when it comes to economic theory—but so are economists, who have yet to get their theoretical house in order.
China Has the V-Shaped Recovery of Which Trump Can Only Dream
But the structure of its comeback may create problems at home—and abroad.
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.