Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  1. Economics

    The False Promise of Negative Interest Rates

    Robert Skidelsky
    Economics

    The False Promise of Negative Interest Rates

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     thinks that monetary-policy gimmicks can never substitute for higher government investment.

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    Negative interest rates are the latest in a series of fruitless efforts to revive post-crash economies using monetary policy. Such efforts amount to a distraction from a fundamental truth: The only way to ensure that “new money” is put into circulation is to have the government spend it. READ MORE

  2. World Affairs

    Last Man Standing

    Mark Leonard
    World Affairs

    Last Man Standing

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     likens many of the key relationships in contemporary geopolitics to a war of attrition.

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    Much of modern geopolitics seems to be following the plot from Game of Thrones, with many countries under so much political and economic stress that their only hope is that their rivals collapse before they do. So their governments cling to power while exploiting rivals’ internal weaknesses. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    America’s Saving Perils

    Stephen S. Roach
  4. Economics

    A Debt Agenda for the G7

    Martin Feldstein
  5. World Affairs

    Sykes-Picot, Middle East Underwriter, Dead at 100

    Joschka Fischer

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