Thursday, November 26, 2015
  1. A Future-Oriented US Fiscal Policy

    Glenn Hubbard

    A Future-Oriented US Fiscal Policy


     argues that reforms to Social Security and Medicare are vital to enable broadly shared prosperity.

    Chicago skyline.

    America's presidential candidates are finally engaging in a long-overdue conversation about the economy. Unfortunately, few seem to recognize that reforms that make Social Security and Medicare sustainable are the key to ensuring broadly shared prosperity. READ MORE

  2. A Banker’s Revolution

    Alfred Hannig

    A Banker’s Revolution


     lauds innovative efforts by central banks in the developing world to broaden financial inclusion.

    Man trading stocks online

    Financial regulators are generally known for taking a measured and cautious approach to change. But in the developed world, that reputation is being turned upside down, as central bankers embrace innovative approaches in their quest to broaden participation in the formal financial system. READ MORE

  3. Terrorism and Trust

    Lucy P. Marcus

    Terrorism and Trust


     sees an important lesson for companies in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

    Louvre in Paris, France.

    As the world comes to terms with the wider implications and consequences of the terrorist atrocity in Paris, an important story risks being lost in the welter of coverage and analysis: The increasingly vital role that private companies play in planning for and responding to emergencies. And there’s more to the story than that. READ MORE

  4. Reigniting South African Growth

    Acha Leke, ET AL

    Reigniting South African Growth

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    &  argue that the country's economic hope lies in Sub-Saharan Africa's rapidly growing markets.

    Young South African girl.

    One of the paradoxes of Sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid economic expansion is how the region’s most sophisticated economy seems to have become decoupled from the rest of the region. South Africa needs to reclaim the economic initiative, by – literally – building the Africa of the future. READ MORE

  5. A Step Forward for Sovereign Debt

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, ET AL

    A Step Forward for Sovereign Debt

    &  believe that restructuring should be subject to nine principles adopted in September by the UN.

    Coins of various currency.

    Every advanced country has a bankruptcy law, but there is no equivalent framework for sovereign borrowers – a legal vacuum that, as we now see in Greece and Puerto Rico, can suck the life out of economies. In September, however, the UN took a big step toward filling the void. READ MORE

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