Wednesday, August 5, 2015
  1. Economics

    A New Deal for Debt Overhangs?

    Kenneth Rogoff
  2. Politics

    Why Greece Declined a Euro Holiday

    Daniel Gros
    Politics

    Why Greece Declined a Euro Holiday

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     believes that the government's acceptance of austerity vindicates the euro's political rationale.

    Tsipras Merkel Zhang Fan/ZumaPress

    The rationale for the euro, as many critics have noted, was always more political than economic. But Greece's sudden about-face on austerity suggests that, contrary to popular belief, countries’ political attachment to Europe via the euro remains very strong. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    China’s Malfunctioning Financial Regulation

    Zhang Jun
  4. Politics

    Clowns on the Campaign Trail

    Ian Buruma
    Politics

    Clowns on the Campaign Trail

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     asks why voters in democracies are attracted to buffoonish candidates.

    Donald Trump Brian Cahn/ZumaPress

    Disaffected voters can be found everywhere, whether in the US, Europe, or India. But they are not only turning away from mainstream political parties and following populists who promise to clean out the corrupt elites from the centers of power; they also share a taste for entertainers. READ MORE

  5. Economics

    A Marshall Plan for the United States

    Dambisa Moyo

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