Autocrats Are Exploiting COVID-19 to Weaken Central Bank Independence
The pandemic-induced economic crisis has created the perfect conditions for backtracking.
Congress Takes on Crypto
Key Takeaways from the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees’ Cryptocurrency Hearings
Great Protocol Politics
The 21st century doesn’t belong to China, the United States, or Silicon Valley. It belongs to the internet.
Bitcoin Failed in El Salvador. The President Says the Answer Is More Bitcoin.
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele is spinning new projects as fast as he can.
Future of Money – Cryptocurrency Database
Regulatory frameworks and approaches analyzed in Part II of this Power Map series have been collected in FPA’s Cryptocurrency Database, a navigable tool developed exclusively for FP Insider.
Future of Money – Part 3
A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.
Future of Money – Part 2
The widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies could undermine governments' control over monetary policies and disrupt global finance.
Future of Money – Part 1
Driven by perceived U.S. sanctions overreach, numerous countries now seek to circumvent the dollar-dominated financial system. Emerging technologies are paving the way.
Macron Isn’t So Post-Colonial After All
National sovereignty is one thing. Monetary sovereignty is another.
Fuzzynomics and 12 Other Attempts to Name Our New Era
We asked leading economists and thinkers to define the post-pandemic age.
Cryptocurrency Isn’t All Bad
The blockchain holds the key to sustainable development for the world’s poorest people.
Are NFTs Always Bad?
The digital assets known as “nonfungible tokens” could help artists make money from their work.
Why Cryptocurrency Is Crazy—Like a Fox
Bitcoin’s already aging out, and central banks may lose in the race against whatever comes next.
Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi Have One Last Job
The U.S. treasury secretary and the Italian prime minister have spent decades shaping this economy. But can they control what comes next?
America Is Learning to Reject Socialism, but Love the Welfare State
Some Republicans are taking steps toward Europe’s model of religiously inspired social assistance.
Big Government Is Back
The pandemic has discredited decades of free market orthodoxy—but not all visions of state interventionism are progressive.
America’s Currency Is as Weirdly Outdated as Its Political Structure
The dollar’s aesthetic conservatism is a sign of how hard reform is in the United States.
Trump Leaves Biden Administration a Parting Gift in Currency Wars
The Treasury’s decision to label both Switzerland and Vietnam currency manipulators was unusual—and leaves the Biden administration with some tough choices to make.
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.