Thursday, August 25, 2016
  1. Economics

    The Scarecrow of National Debt

    Robert Skidelsky
    Economics

    The Scarecrow of National Debt

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     asks why so many people are more fearful about government debt than they are about higher taxes.

    Newsart for The Scarecrow of National Debt Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Many people think that, however burdensome heavy taxes are, it is more honest for governments to raise them to pay for their spending than it is to incur debt. But public debt in the US and the UK is far below the level at which it would crowd out private spending today or depress future generations' consumption. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    The Easy Money Contagion

    Carmen Reinhart
  3. World Affairs

    Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy

    Fawaz A. Gerges
    World Affairs

    Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy

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     says the US presidential candidate might as well be reading from the Islamic State's script.

    Newsart for Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

    Donald Trump’s recent claim that his opponent in the US presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State is vicious nonsense. But it is also an ironic charge for Trump to make: if anyone is helping ISIS, it is he. READ MORE

  4. Culture & Society

    How to Stop Terrorism in Europe

    Brahma Chellaney
  5. Economics

    Reform or Divorce in Europe

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

Debates

2016 Olympics
Editors’ Insight 4

The Governance Games

Why have so many governance institutions, from the Olympics to the EU, fallen into disrepute? Barry Eichengreen, Carmen Reinhart, Javier Solana, and others address the world’s widening crisis of legitimacy.

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