What some decry as protectionism and mercantilism is really a rebalancing toward addressing important national issues. The biggest risk to
The world’s most vulnerable countries bear the brunt of a climate crisis they did not create, underscoring the urgent need for a “fit
Labor Day 2023 is a good time to reflect on the growing power of the American worker and the political and economic implications.
Contrary to how it may appear to many, not least in the US, the new cold war seems to be based not on the old logic of polarization, but on
With high debt levels and falling consumer and producer prices, China faces the prospect of a vicious cycle whereby lower demand leads to
Following the first Republican debate of the US presidential primary season, there is good reason to worry about what a Republican victory
The Fed is flying through a fog of conflicting data, trying to soft land the economy. Rarely has visibility been this poor. The glide path
Arguments between free market orthodoxy and intervention obscure the need for powerful economic leadership.
Mobilizing the investment needed to complete the net-zero transition will require broad public backing and participation. Given that people living in poverty are less likely to support climate action, simultaneous efforts to improve living standards are essential.
China’s economy suffers from excesses in real estate, slowing GDP growth and deflation. Those trends will be difficult to reverse. China’s
“Artificial intelligence is encroaching on the world of art in ways good and bad. Used properly, however, it can improve the workings
“Economists are much maligned for the bad forecasts. That criticism doesn’t hold up when it comes to falling US inflation.” However
“Disenchantment with free markets, liberalization and globalization has opened the door to populist, simplistic ’solutions’. They
As climate change worsens, we must move beyond technological fixes that accelerate production and promote consumption. Indigenous practices and tools, like the traditional halibut fishing hook of the Pacific Northwest, demonstrate the importance of approaching design with a deep knowledge of and respect for the environment.
Understanding how private, public, and foreign debt are interrelated yields important insights into the workings of the economy. It also leads
As it stands, the global economic outlook for the next decade appears grim. But a broad-based surge in productivity – fueled by the targeted
China’s economy is disappointing. Longstanding challenges related to a misallocation of resources and poor governance are at root.
There are dozens of different carbon emissions standards being explored by regulators, yet last week the ISSB took a critical step forward
The world’s 28 poorest countries are facing growing social, economic, and political distress, owing to rising debt burdens, diminishing development prospects, and chronic underinvestment. The world’s wealthier countries have chosen exactly the worst moment to become less generous with aid and development assistance.