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February 2, 2018

Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve The Role of the U.S. Federal Reserve

The role of the Federal Reserve has transformed in the past decade, as it has deployed trillions of dollars to boost the U.S. economy while expanding its regulatory oversight of the nation’s financia…

October 9, 2014

Energy and Environment
An endangered poison frog (Oophaga histrionica) is pictured at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellín, Colombia, in January 2013. The Age of Extinction: Can Anything Be Done to Save Our Planet’s Biodiversity?

In a world of crises from Ebola to Syria, it’s easy to overlook slow-motion calamities. Both the U.S. government and the mainstream media are vulnerable to this myopia, the former in thrall to the ty…

May 22, 2009

Afghanistan
Nourishing Afghanistan’s Agricultural Sector

International actors are redoubling efforts to restore Afghanistan’s agriculture sector and weaken the massive opium trade that helps fund the Taliban. But competing strategies and corruption could s…

November 14, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Emperor Has Too Many Clothes: Adjusting America's Military Spending to Reality

Congressman Barney Frank discusses the Obama administration's strategy and current level of spending on national defense.

November 14, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Emperor Has Too Many Clothes: Adjusting America’s Military Spending to Reality

Congressman Barney Frank discusses the Obama administration's strategy and current level of spending on national defense. This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Econ…

November 11, 2008

Financial Markets
Give me yield, give me leverage, give me return Give me yield, give me leverage, give me return

“Give me yield, give me leverage, give me return” perfectly sums up how Wall Street bought itself close to financial ruin. JP Morgan’s William Winters didn’t just create help to create CDOs. H…

November 26, 2005

Economics
chart 1 Kansas is flat, the world is not …

To paraphrase the New Economist, the Financial Times must think the world is flat.  They just gave Tom Friedman the inaugural Financial Times/ Goldman Sachs book prize last week - for a book based on…