Welcome to the World’s Least Ugly Economy
Despite inequality, debt, and a tariff war, the U.S. economy is still the strongest.
Sanctions Are Just the Beginning for Iran
The economic blow to Tehran will be compounded if it fails to comply with global financial transparency rules.
The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The United States’ last big trade war was in 1930. It did not end well.
Why Democracy Doesn’t Deliver
Endless elections, unqualified leaders, uninformed voters, and short-term thinking are impeding economic growth.
Why China Will Win the Trade War
Trump thinks he has a strong hand. In fact, Washington is far more vulnerable than Beijing.
Crown Prince of Disorder
Mohammed bin Salman's consolidation of power is making Saudi Arabia a more unpredictable U.S. ally than ever before.
U.S. Losing Legitimacy as Corruption Fighter, Experts Say
Once a shining beacon, the United States now offers an excuse for behaving badly.
German Car Companies Are Driving the Country Off a Cliff
"Made in Germany" used to mean reliability. Now it means collusion.
Germany Has an Arrogance Problem
One country’s moral evangelism is the rest of the world’s intolerable smugness.
Don’t Abdicate America’s Leadership Role at the IMF
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the Trump administration seems to be doing.
IMF Forecasts Increased World Economic Growth Despite Rising Protectionism
The good times may not last long, the IMF warns.
Australia Greets 25 Recession-Free Years With Rising Populism
If it ain’t broke, sure, try to fix it.
Infographic: Here’s How the Global GDP Is Divvied Up
Spoiler alert: The United States gets the biggest slice of the pie.
Forget Dow 20,000 — the Boom Times Are Over. Is Democracy Next?
Liberal democracy and market capitalism are taken for granted as the best form of government. That bubble may be about to burst.
Why the Trump Economic Boom Will Never Come
Yes, the markets are looking good (for now). But subsidized deal-making and tax cuts for the rich are the surest sign of a bubble.
Update: Now We Think We Know What Happened to China’s Currency
The Chinese might just have answered Donald Trump.
In Brazil, a Corruption Case Begins as Economy Still Struggles
Is the trial against Brazil's former president a balm for or distraction from the country's current economic woes?
In Throes of Cash Crisis, India Must Deal With Wreckage of Train Crash
India was already dealing with cash crisis chaos. Then it suffered its deadliest train crash in years.
The Asteroid Miner’s Guide to the Galaxy
U.S. companies are preparing to tap the solar system’s riches. But will they share the trillion-dollar deep-space market with hungry foreign competitors?