Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  1. Economics

    The Moral Economy of Debt

    Robert Skidelsky
  2. Economics

    Inheritance and Inequality

    Edward N. Wolff
  3. Economics

    America, the Balanced

    Jeffrey Frankel
    Economics

    America, the Balanced

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     suggests that the true US current-account balance could be a surplus.

    Pile of money Nicke Ares/Flickr

    It may be time to stop worrying about the US current-account deficit – and not only because of adjustment at home and in China. It is possible that, properly measured, America's true deficits were smaller than has been reported, and even that, in some years, they were not there at all. READ MORE

  4. Economics

    The Inequality Trifecta

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
    Economics

    The Inequality Trifecta

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     outlines a strategy to stem the rise in inequality of income, wealth, and opportunity.

    income inequality shoe shiner M. Jeremy Goldman/Flickr

    Perhaps the most striking disconnect at the annual IMF/World Bank meetings was the disparity between participants’ interest in discussions of inequality and the ongoing lack of a formal action plan for governments to address it. This represents a profound failure of policy imagination – one that must urgently be addressed. READ MORE

  5. Politics

    Europe’s Essential Unity

    José Manuel Barroso

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