Online currencies like the Bitcoin are one day likely to alter government policy, just as the bond market did in the 1990s
A Yen for Cash: How the Bank of Japan Could Threaten the Global Economy
Japan has been an experiment in economics ever since its crushing defeat at the end of World War II. First, Tokyo employed inventive techniques to rebuild its economy and wealth — the export-led, state-directed system in which …
Is the Global Economy Slowly Falling Apart?
For Americans, the economy is likely to remain sluggish for several years, but the long-term outlook isn’t nearly as bad as the pessimists say
Why Derivatives May Be the Biggest Risk for the Global Economy
Since the recession, the value of derivatives outstanding has grown, and they remain very risky with the potential for large, unpredictable losses.
Marx’s Revenge: How Class Struggle Is Shaping the World
With workers around the world burdened by joblessness and stagnant incomes, Marx’s critique that capitalism is inherently unjust and self-destructive cannot be so easily dismissed
Can the U.S. Dollar Become Almighty Once Again?
A stronger dollar could be a bellwether of an improving economy and a brighter outlook for U.S. stocks.
Is the World on the Brink of a Currency War?
Economic policies that look like the start of a trade war are really aimed at addressing domestic economic problems.
Why Can’t This Economy Really Get Going?
A host of factors outside of the government’s control will likely hold back the economy for at least another year.
LIBOR Scandal: Yep, It’s as Bad as We Thought
Why the Fiscal Cliff is the Wrong Thing to Worry About
The resolution of the Fiscal Cliff will probably no solve much, while little attention is paid to the real economic problems.
Why the Euro Crisis Is Nowhere Near Being Over
Bailouts and easy money won’t be able to resolve the structural problems of the euro zone, and increasing austerity won’t fix things either.
‘Super Mario’ Rides to the Euro’s Rescue
ECB plan to buy sovereign bonds of euro nations under market attack marks significant shift in policy