Saturday, August 23, 2014
  1. A European Lost Decade?

    Michael Heise
  2. Italy’s Downward Spiral

    Hans-Werner Sinn

    Italy’s Downward Spiral

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     argues that the economy's long slump reflects the failure of officials to address the real problem.

    Downward spiral CTRLF5/Flickr

    Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself: Though the economy’s long slide reflects Italian leaders’ failure to confront the country's loss of competitiveness, it is a failure that is widely shared in Europe. READ MORE

  3. In Search of Convergence

    Ricardo Hausmann
  4. India’s East Asian Dream

    Sanjeev Sanyal

    India’s East Asian Dream

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     asks how Prime Minister Narendra Modi can realize his comprehensive economic-policy vision.

    India Taj Mahal sandeepachetan/Flickr

    Since 1991, India has been slowly changing its policy framework away from the socialist vision of its first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. But now, despite significant obstacles and risks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has articulated an explicit economic-growth model that would enable India to overcome Nehru's legacy. READ MORE

  5. Bridges to Somewhere

    Laura Tyson

    Bridges to Somewhere

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     makes the economic and fiscal case for higher US infrastructure spending.

    I-5 Skagit River Bridge Collapse WSDOT/Flickr

    Most economists agree that underinvesting in infrastructure is economically unwise and fiscally irresponsible. By that standard, the US, where the federal Highway Transportation Fund is near bankruptcy, has been both reckless and feckless. READ MORE

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