Saturday, July 23, 2016
  1. Africa’s Post-Brexit Opportunity

    Calestous Juma

    Africa’s Post-Brexit Opportunity


     argues that African countries should accelerate their shift away from exports toward innovation.

    Newsart for Africa’s Post-Brexit Opportunity Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

    African pundits and public officials were quick to lament the new cloud of economic uncertainty created by the UK's decision to leave the EU. But, the long-term outlook for Africa is more promising than many believe, because many of the continent's economies will not remain forever dependent on commodity exports. READ MORE

  2. Could Hensarling’s Dodd-Frank “Off-Ramp” Work?

    Mark Roe

    Could Hensarling’s Dodd-Frank “Off-Ramp” Work?


     examines a new proposal to permit banks to take riskier bets if they keep more cash on hand.

    Jeb Hensarling Bloomberg/Getty Images

    Republican House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling recently proposed a battery of changes to bank regulation in the US. Most of his ideas are political nonstarters, but his plan for an "off-ramp" that would allow banks to take riskier bets, in exchange for maintaining higher capital reserves, makes good policy sense. READ MORE

  3. How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media

    Lee C. Bollinger, ET AL

    How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media

    &  see transformative significance in a lawsuit brought by Al Jazeera against the Egyptian government.

    Press Freedom Khaled Desouki/Getty Images

    More than money is at stake in Al Jazeera's $150 million suit against the Egyptian government for disregarding provisions of a bilateral agreement with Qatar. The suit claims that the broadcaster's right to freedom of expression was violated, creating the possibility of using trade and investment pacts to protect media freedom. READ MORE

  4. Britain’s Moment of Truth

    Daniel Gros

    Britain’s Moment of Truth


     points out that all pro-Brexit arguments also apply to the UK's next best choice, the Norway model.

    Newsart for Britain’s Moment of Truth Justin Tallis/ Stringer

    Sovereignty in Europe is a balancing act, and the track record for smaller states that have chosen stronger national control doesn't bode well for the UK. Such countries invariably lose influence in the EU – and end up with less national control as well. READ MORE

  5. The Anti-Globalization Brexplosion

    Yoon Young-kwan

    The Anti-Globalization Brexplosion


     views rising populism in the West as part of a larger sea change for the state-market balance.

    Newsart for The Anti-Globalization Brexplosion Leon Neal/ Getty Images

    Populism, nationalism, and xenophobia were all factors in Brexit's passage in the UK, but they are only surface-layer phenomena in a larger sea change. As has happened throughout the history of capitalism, a fundamental shift is occurring worldwide in the relationship between the state and the market. READ MORE

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