Saturday, July 4, 2015
  1. Economics

    A Way Out for Greece

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
    Economics

    A Way Out for Greece

    50

     explains why easing Greece's debt and keeping it within the eurozone is the solution to the crisis.

    Athens Greece Wassilios Aswestopoulos/ZumaPress

    Easing Greece’s debt burden while keeping it within the eurozone is the correct and achievable path out of the country's crisis, and it can be achieved easily through a mutual accord between Germany and Greece. The result would be a win not only for the two countries – but also for the world economy. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    Why the Greek Bailout Failed

    Kenneth Rogoff
    Economics

    Why the Greek Bailout Failed

    33

     explains why structural reforms won’t take root if a country’s government doesn’t believe in them.

    Alexi Tsipras Martin Schulz/Flickr

    As the crisis in Greek demonstrates, imposing structural reforms from outside a country is unlikely to succeed without the willingness of a capable government. If a bailout program requires a wholesale change in a country’s economic model, moving swiftly to write down outstanding debts may be the more sensible option. READ MORE

  3. Culture & Society

    Reviving Islam’s Enlightenment

    Daniel Chirot, ET AL
    Culture & Society

    Reviving Islam’s Enlightenment

    &  urges the West to confront extremist Islam on the battlefield of ideas.

    Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque stratman2/Flickr

    Panicked attempts to march into Muslim countries and extirpate the threat have been counterproductive, only serving to increase the appeal of Islamic extremism. Western scholars who understand Islam and speak some of the many languages of its practitioners need to support these intellectual movements. READ MORE

  4. Innovation & Technology

    Europe’s Digital Wrong Turn

    Christopher Engman
    Innovation & Technology

    Europe’s Digital Wrong Turn

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     warns that a recent decision by EU ministers on data privacy could hobble Europe's digital market.

    circuits Digitalarti/Flickr

    In May, the European Commission announced that it would create a unified digital market of 500 million consumers that would add €415 billion to the European Union’s GDP and create some 3.8 million jobs. Unfortunately, a recent decision on one key digital issue – data privacy – threatens to derail that effort. READ MORE

  5. Economics

    Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Economics

    Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

    115

     explains what is really at stake in this weekend’s referendum.

    lines at greek atms Panayiotis Tzamaros/ZumaPress

    The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant. READ MORE

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