Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  1. The Fed in Denial

    Simon Johnson

    The Fed in Denial

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     is not sure that America's central bank knows how to protect its independence.

    Janet Yellen Bao Dandan/ZumaPress

    Senior US Federal Reserve officials seem to have slipped back into their pre-2008 ways, ignoring concerns about dangerous financial-sector behavior. That is not only unfortunate; it is also dangerous, because the Fed’s political position is much more precarious than its leadership seems to realize. READ MORE

  2. The Trade Delusion

    Adair Turner
  3. Sovereign Debt at Square One

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Sovereign Debt at Square One

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     explains why a recent US Supreme Court ruling leaves creditors and debtors worse off.

    Argentina street Senor Hans/Flickr

    The US Supreme Court has barred Argentina from making payments to fulfill debt-restructuring agreements with its creditors unless the 7% of creditors who rejected the agreements are paid in full. While it is hard to cry for Argentina, the ruling sets back the evolution of the international regime for restructuring sovereign debt. READ MORE

  4. The Inverted World of Mobile Capital

    Laura Tyson
  5. The Blatterball Diaries

    Lucy P. Marcus

    The Blatterball Diaries

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     urges FIFA to fire Sepp Blatter and transform its governance structures.

    FIFA headquarters Wikimedia Commons

    The World Cup has concluded with its usual flourish, and much of the world, as usual, couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement of it all – which is exactly the outcome that FIFA President Sepp Blatter wanted. But FIFA's problems are unlikely to go away until Blatter does. READ MORE

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