Friday, October 9, 2015
  1. Economics

    The Hidden Debt Burden of Emerging Markets

    Carmen Reinhart

    The Hidden Debt Burden of Emerging Markets


     worries that the capital-flow reversal now hitting these countries may be larger than we think.

    Renminbi. Chinese currency.

    As central bankers and finance ministers gather for the IMF’s annual meetings in Lima, the emerging world is rife with symptoms of increasing economic vulnerability. Some of those symptoms, like slowing growth, are obvious and quantifiable; others, however, are dangerous partly because they are difficult to discern. READ MORE

  2. Politics

    AIPAC in Decline

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    AIPAC in Decline


     blames Israel's prime minister for dividing American Jews and subverting the US political system.

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister United Nations Photo/Flickr

    Though the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is undeniably a powerful lobby, the claim that it controls US policy decisions is a Potemkin village myth. In fact, thanks to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, its influence has declined dramatically – though Netanyahu himself will be just fine. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    Why Support the TPP?

    Jeffrey Frankel
  4. Sustainability & Environment

    Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Big Lies

    Kelle Louaillier, ET AL
  5. Economics

    The Mirage of Structural Reform

    Dani Rodrik

    The Mirage of Structural Reform


     urges Greece to target binding constraints on growth, particularly in its tradables sector.

    Scaffolding on building.

    Every economic program imposed on Greece since the financial crisis struck in 2009 has assumed that structural reforms, boldly conceived and implemented, would bring about rapid economic recovery. But any serious assessment of the results produced by structural reforms around the world would have poured cold water on such expectations. READ MORE



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