Wait, Larry Summers Is Now the Favorite for the Fed?
July 24, 2013
Ezra Klein reported yesterday that Larry Summers is now the leading candidate to replace Ben Bernanke when Bernanke's term as Fed chairman expires in January. This, for those who haven’t been following every twist and turn in the Fed sweepstakes, com
Abenomics is the answer
June 12, 2013
When Japan’s new prime minister Shinzo Abe unveiled his economic program last December, it was greeted with skepticism.
Immigration Reform's Unwanted Foreigners
May 24, 2013
Could the bill before Congress ignite a trade war with India?
Guerrillas in the Boardroom
May 14, 2013
Shareholder activists are getting smarter—and could soon claim their biggest scalp.
Newark's Terrible New Foreclosure Fix Idea
May 08, 2013
Activists in the city think eminent domain can save their neighborhoods—but the plan would never work.
Political Paralysis Makes Us Poorer
May 02, 2013
Calculating the dollars-and-cents costs of policy uncertainty
A major new study on Medicaid just became public. I know—nothing excites readers more than the phrase “major new study on Medicaid.” Bear with me.
Austerity: The History of a Pernicious Idea
May 01, 2013
Does the current mania for austerity make any sense?
The Weird and Very Real World of Excel-Error Research
April 18, 2013
The Rogoff-Reinhart blunder is a prominent example of a very common problem.
How to Save American Finance from Itself
April 08, 2013
As chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke can explain a lot about its response to the housing bubble. What he can't explain is whether much of our finance industry is more trouble than it's worth.