Monday, November 24, 2014
  1. Europe’s German Ball and Chain

    Daniel Gros

    Europe’s German Ball and Chain


     calls on Angela Merkel's government to face up to the economy's anemic performance.

    Euro Coins Lif/Flickr

    In 2012, when a financial storm engulfed the eurozone, it was Germany that kept the European ship off the shoals of financial disaster. But Europe's anchor has become a brake, hindering forward movement. READ MORE

  2. China’s Monetary-Policy Surprise

    Stephen S. Roach
  3. Germany’s Four Neins

    Marcel Fratzscher

    Germany’s Four Neins


     lambasts Germany's policy of disengagement on Europe's key policy challenges.

    Germany Chancellor Merkel and Minister of Economy and Energy Gabriel German Chancellor Merkel and Minister of Economy and Energy Gabriel/Reynaldo Paganelli/ZumaPress

    Germany’s stance toward Europe has become one of refusal and rejection: No to a more active fiscal policy for distressed eurozone countries; no to a European investment agenda to boost demand; no to anything but a domestic budget surplus; and, most ominously, no to the European Central Bank. On all four counts, Germany is wrong. READ MORE

  4. Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds

    Robert J. Shiller
  5. The Next Trade Breakthroughs

    Michael J. Boskin

    The Next Trade Breakthroughs


     says that 20 years of North American free trade highlight the importance of further liberalization.

    Trade increase graph coins www.SeniorLiving.Org/Flickr

    Though the global economy is slowing, three important opportunities for growth from trade liberalization are being neglected. The lesson of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, is that such opportunities should not be missed. READ MORE

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