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Economy (page 8)

October 27, 2020 5:30 am

Who Wants to Give Italy a Free Loan?

With global financial markets awash in cheap credit, Italy is issuing zero-interest bonds and hoping that it can somehow avoid…
Desmond Lachman
October 21, 2020 5:41 am

Fifty Trillion Reasons Why

How to understand the massive transfer in wealth to the top 1 percent—and what to do about it.
Gregg Hurwitz and Marshall Herskovitz
October 15, 2020 5:18 am

Brazil’s Public Spending Problem Is a Warning for Us All

The country was already in trouble before COVID-19. Now a currency crisis seems unavoidable.
Desmond Lachman
October 5, 2020 5:22 am

The European Central Bank Can’t Save the European Economy by Itself

The bank’s single mandate of price stability could create more economic instability in the long run.
Desmond Lachman
September 16, 2020 5:24 am

The European Central Bank Is Running Out of Options

How do you address a recession, a strengthening currency, a precarious banking sector, and deflation all at the same time?
Desmond Lachman
September 10, 2020 5:30 am

Worker-Focused Pandemic Relief Was a Success

But as Congress and the administration consider next steps, the fear of welfarism is colliding with sound policy and the…
Brent Orrell
September 4, 2020 5:07 am

“Opportunity Zones” Don’t Actually Work

If you were one of the die-hards who diligently sat through last week’s Republican convention, you heard a…

Stan Veuger
September 2, 2020 5:43 am

Europe’s Banks Are Not Ready for the Coronavirus Recession

Ten years after the international financial crisis, European banks seem dangerously unprepared for the depth of the coronavirus recession.
Desmond Lachman
August 20, 2020 5:25 am

The American Dream Is Not Dead

Populists on the right and the left have agreed that the economy is killing the middle class, but the data…
Mona Charen
August 19, 2020 5:30 am

Paying the Bill for the Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

Congress used to finance additional unemployment benefits by raising federal unemployment taxes. Not anymore.
Matt Weidinger