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Fiscal Child Abuse American Style

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, World Politics, Americas, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Laurence Kotlikoff & Scott Burns President Kennedy said, “Our problems are man-made.  Therefore, they may be solved by man.” Looking at America’s current horrendous fiscal situation, one might well add, “Man’s solutions have become his problems.”   Indeed, many of our problems today can be described as cases of catastrophic success,

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Between Heaven and the Deep Blue Sea: Kitimat’s strategic placement facilitates a growing economy

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Americas, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Rose Klukas “At Kitimat the setting for a good life must be hewn out of the unknown wilderness. Pioneers must become old-timers, bound to Kitimat by enthusiastic love of their town and its qualities. They must be given the utmost freedom to develop their

Asset Price Bubbles: Lessons From The Recent Financial Crisis

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Douglas Evanoff, George Kaufman & Anastasios G. Malliaris The successful performance of the U.S. economy during the ‘Great Moderation’ period of 1984 to 2006 appeared to have offered both the economics profession and policymakers the assurance that

How the United States Can Improve Energy and Climate Policies

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Daniel C. Esty & Steve Charnovitz Energy policy needs to be part of a multi-prong, market-oriented competitiveness strategy. Proper price signals could internalize of the costs of greenhouse gas emissions, drive innovation, and create the foundation

Category Killers

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, AmericasComments (0)

By Rajiv Lal & Jose Alvarez “Category killers” – those highly focused retailers that specialize in a category of goods including Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and Staples, were once the bane of mass-market retailers’ existence. Their

Immigration Policy and Executive Power at Loose Ends: The Case of the US1

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, World Politics, AmericasComments (0)

By Philip Kretsedemas The discretionary powers of the US Presidency have steadily expanded over the course of the 20th century. These powers are especially pertinent to immigration enforcement, which lies under the administrative authority of the Executive

Welcome to the Post-American World: Barack Obama, US Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Robert Singh Obama set himself the task of managing America’s decline while retaining primacy in the international order. Yet his substantive achievements have been modest. Ironically, in pursuing a “post-American” foreign policy calibrated to a

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income, wealth and power. Chuck Collins argues that “we are the 99 percent” is a useful lens to understand these

The Trend of History is Bigger than the Business Cycle

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, AmericasComments (0)

By Philip Auerswald In March, 2009, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman posted to his blog a chart of US industrial production in 1929 and 1930 (the first thirteen months of the Great Depression) comparing it to the interval from 2007 to 2009 (the thirteen first

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and drive of BRIC women can provide a critical competitive edge. You might also like: Decrypting The