Chrystia Freeland

China’s economic model isn’t the answer for the U.S.

August 30, 2010

This piece first appeared in The Washington Post.

Forget the “Ground Zero mosque,” Michelle Obama’s Spanish holiday and even the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. When future historians look back to the summer of 2010, the event they are most likely to focus on is China’s emergence as the world’s second-largest economy.

Business journalism’s image problem

August 23, 2010

In this past weekend’s New York Times, Chrystia channels Mikael Blomkvist, the muckracking protagonist in Steig Larsson’s Millenium trilogy, and argues that he would be horrified that the best writing on the financial crisis — Michael Lewis’ The Big Short and Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big to Fail — has come from insiders with access:

Booming businesses, weakened workers

August 20, 2010

I appeared on PBS’s Nightly Business Report yesterday to talk about a serious fault line that’s running through the U.S. economy: businesses have figured out how to thrive in a global economy while workers have been left behind. Unless American businesses can find a way to include the sagging middle class in their success, they will soon face a populist backlash which will make Barack Obama look like Milton Friedman. Below is the video and my full remarks:

Mosque madness and midterms

August 16, 2010

On “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour, Chrystia says President Obama‚Äôs speech in support of the Cordoba House mosque that would occupy a building two blocks from Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan displays leadership and conviction.

Richard Holbrooke: don’t repeat the mistake

August 11, 2010

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Fred Kempe, president & CEO of Atlantic Council, emphasize that securing Afghanistan is impossible without the help of Pakistan.