Chrystia Freeland

Africa: the next economic tiger?

By Chrystia Freeland
October 19, 2012

If you are looking for some good cheer in a pretty gloomy world, consider the growing consensus among some of the world’s smartest money that the next big emerging market may be Africa.

America’s middle class goes global

By Chrystia Freeland
October 15, 2012

President Barack Obama did a miserable job of making his own case last week. But speak to his supporters and the pitch is clear: The American middle class is being hollowed out; Obama’s self-appointed mission is to try to save it.

For government, it is not just size that matters

By Chrystia Freeland
October 4, 2012

Photo: Joshua Lott/Reuters

One of today’s major debates is how big government should be. Maybe we are asking the wrong question. Our battle over the size of the state overlooks a problem that is just as important and that may be easier to muster the collective will to resolve: how effective government is, regardless of its scale.