Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  1. Economics

    Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Economics

    Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

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     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

  2. Economics

    Emerging Markets After the Fed Hikes Rates

    Nouriel Roubini
    Economics

    Emerging Markets After the Fed Hikes Rates

    2

     believes that most countries are resilient enough to withstand US monetary-policy tightening.

    Fed chair Janet Yellen Yin Bogu/ZumaPress

    The prospect that the US Federal Reserve will start exiting zero policy rates later this year has fueled growing fear of volatility in emerging economies’ currency, bond, and stock markets. But, with a few exceptions lacking systemic importance, widespread distress and crises need not occur. READ MORE

  3. Innovation & Technology

    Securing the Internet Commons

    Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Innovation & Technology

    Securing the Internet Commons

    2

     defends US technology companies' refusal to give intelligence agencies a backdoor to users' data.

    Edward Snowden El Tiempo/ZumaPress

    Ever since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the US National Security Agency’s spying around the world, a debate has raged about the balance between privacy and national security. Should companies be able to encrypt their users’ messages so securely that no one – including governments – can get in? READ MORE

  4. Politics

    The EU’s Turkish Opening

    Javier Solana
    Politics

    The EU’s Turkish Opening

    0

     underscores the bilateral relationship’s importance in addressing the Middle East’s crises.

    Istanbul MacPepper/Flickr

    Turkey’s recent general election, in which voters handed the ruling Justice and Development Party its worst result in more than a decade, sent a powerful message: Turkish democracy remains intact. The EU should use this opportunity to renew its relationship with the country and address shared concerns – especially in the Middle East. READ MORE

  5. Business & Finance

    What is Full Employment?

    Martin Feldstein
    Business & Finance

    What is Full Employment?

    4

     explains why the US inflation rate will soon begin to rise more rapidly.

    job interview Bruce R. Bennett/ZumaPress

    In an important sense, the US economy is now at full employment: The relatively tight labor market is causing wages to rise at an accelerating rate, because employers must pay more to attract and retain employees. This has important implications for policymakers – and not just at the Federal Reserve. READ MORE

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