Thursday, September 18, 2014
  1. The Economics of Violence

    Bjørn Lomborg
  2. Revamping Europe’s Tattered Social Contract

    Kemal Derviş

    Revamping Europe’s Tattered Social Contract


     explains why structural reforms cannot ignore the social, historical, and political context.

    Man on bench europe Paolo Margari/Flickr

    Europe's economy needs deep supply-side reforms, so that fiscal stimulus translates into sustainable long-term growth, not just temporary spurts and further increases in countries’ debt ratios. But too many call for structural reforms without specifying their content or considering the social, historical, and political context. READ MORE

  3. The G-20 to the Rescue?

    Wayne Swan

    The G-20 to the Rescue?


     calls for the upcoming Brisbane summit to abandon business as usual.

    G20 meeting Australia G20 Australia 2014/Flickr

    The G-20’s upcoming meeting in Brisbane, Australia, comes at a time when a precarious global economy requires big decisions to be made. But it is far from clear who will provide the decisive voice needed to set a bold agenda – and then shepherd its implementation. READ MORE

  4. Markets’ Rose-Tinted World

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
  5. Parallels to 1937

    Robert J. Shiller

    Parallels to 1937


     worries that too many people are losing confidence in the future – and in democratic institutions.

    fear in russia misha maslennikov/Flickr

    The depression that followed the 1929 stock-market crash took a turn for the worse eight years later, and recovery came only with the enormous economic stimulus provided by World War II, a conflict that cost more than 60 million lives. The global situation today is not nearly so dire, but there are parallels, particularly to 1937. READ MORE

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