Saturday, December 3, 2016
  1. Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now

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     urges member governments to break the silence on the common currency's future.

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    There are no quick fixes to the eurozone’s problems, but the lack of genuine discussion on possible futures is a serious cause for concern. Silence is not always golden; for the sake of Europe’s future, the hush surrounding the common currency should be broken as soon as possible. READ MORE

  2. Donald Trump and the New Economic Order

    Michael Spence

    Donald Trump and the New Economic Order

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     assesses the risks – and potential benefits – of policies that place national interests first.

    IMF Fabrice Coffrini/ Getty Images

    Since the end of World War II, the hierarchy of economic priorities has been relatively clear: build a prosperous and open world order first, then try to generate inclusive and sustainable national growth patterns. Now, a reversal seems to be underway, with far-reaching consequences for the global economy. READ MORE

  3. Will Trump’s Plan Really Boost US Demand?

    Martin Feldstein

    Will Trump’s Plan Really Boost US Demand?

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     doubts that infrastructure spending and tax cuts will work as intended – or that they need to.

    US Manufacturing Bloomberg/ Getty Images

    Ever since Donald Trump won the US presidential election, the press and financial markets have focused on his proposal to cut taxes and to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure over the next decade. But the assumption that higher demand will lead to higher prices and wages doesn’t square with the details of Trump’s proposals. READ MORE

  4. Trump, the Dragon, and the Minotaur

    Yanis Varoufakis
  5. Sustaining the Trump Rally

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
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