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March 4, 2005

Emerging Markets
A few lessons for Mary Anastasia O Grady

I do not expect to consistently agree with the oped page of the Wall Street Journal. But I do not think it is too much to ask that the columnists on oped page of the Journal try to square their argu…

January 18, 2006

Shrewd, far-sighted and pro-growth …

India's economy policy has not been as "shrewd, far-sighted and pro-growth" as China's.  That's why Nick Kristof is betting on the former communists in Beijing, not the Oxbridge/ Reserve …

December 8, 2004

Politics and Government
Damaged Snow

If you were John Snow, would you stay knowing that you were at best the President’s second choice?Do DC’s conservative activists really value tax cuts more than financial stability? And does their op…

September 11, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Is John Snow going to be among Katrina’s (political) casualties?

Mike Allen of Time (formerly Mike Allen of the Washington Post) seems to think so.  Or at least he is starting hear whispers.It seems that the White House's post-Katrina political strategy consis…

June 3, 2008

Monetary Policy
Scary. But just how scary? Chinese foreign asset growth and hot money flows

The foreign assets of China’s government are clearly growing very fast. The $75 billion increase in April’s reserves -- more like $82 billion after adjusting for the fall in the value of China’s e…


October 14, 2008

Congratulations Dr. Krugman

Obviously very well-deserved. Of course, I am more-than-a-little biased. A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to find out that this blog was on the reading list of an upper level Princeton course…

April 10, 2010

Climate Change
Krugman on Climate: The Good

Paul Krugman’s essay in tomorrow’s New York Times Magazine is generating a lot of buzz. I like it more than most of what’s written on climate and economics these days, but I’ve still got a few rese…

April 28, 2010

Will a Climate Bill Cost Iran $100 Million a Day?

A big new talking point has emerged in the battle for a climate bill. Reuters reports: “[Senator John] Kerry also has been casting the climate debate in national security tones. He joined veterans…

May 14, 2010

Climate Change
In Defense of CCS

Bashing carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a popular game these days. The latest installment is a Robert Bryce op-ed in today’s New York Times. It presents the standard arguments against CCS w…

April 30, 2010

The Other 1.6 Billion

As (some) Americans focus their attention on addressing climate change and energy security, it’s easy to forget that a quarter of the world (about 1.6 billion people) have absolutely no access to ele…