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October 31, 2019

United States
The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $16 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

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October 9, 2018

Economics
U.S. Economic Policy With Kevin Hassett

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett discusses economic growth, international trade talks, and the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on the U.S. economy.

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June 20, 2016

United States
A Discussion on Labor Force Participation: In Conversation with Jason Furman

Jason Furman discusses long-term trends in labor force participation, especially among men in their prime working years; effects on the economic outlook of the United States; and policy options movin…

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September 29, 2015

Egypt
Sisi’s Struggle for Egypt

I have always wondered why leaders of foreign countries feel the need to publish opinion pieces in American newspapers of record. Who exactly are they trying to influence? The folks at the White Hous…

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February 8, 2009

China
Is complaining about others’ protectionism protectionist?

Dr. Mankiw labels complaints about China’s practice of intervening in the market to hold its currency down protectionist. But Mankiw isn’t defending a world where governments do not intervene to sha…

April 6, 2008

Financial Markets
A RMB that isn’t appreciating cannot be killing you …

The premise of Joe Nocera’s New York Times story “Two factories, two firms” is logical enough: an appreciating RMB should hurt a low-end, cost-conscious textile exporter and help a higher-end manufac…

September 25, 2007

Economics
In Defense of Globalization

Teaching Notes on In Defense of Globalization by CFR Senior Fellow Jagdish N. Bhagwati.

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August 5, 2007

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Taxing the kings of private equity like the rest of us

Cheers to the New York Times,  the Financial Times, the Economist,  Charlie Rangel, Robert Rubin, Alan Blinder, Paul Krugman, Warren Buffet (I think it is implied here), Bill Gross, Greg Mankiw (extr…

May 7, 2007

Development
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

Watch Robert E. Litan and Carl J. Schramm of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation discuss their recent book, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity.

May 7, 2007

Development
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: And the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

In their new book, authors Robert Litan and Carl Schramm document four different varieties of capitalism, some good and some bad for growth.  They examine how countries catching up to the United Stat…