Chrystia Freeland

When capital flies, but corruption stays behind

By Chrystia Freeland
March 28, 2013

One of the most important political and economic facts of this young century is that capital has been slipping the traces of the nation-state. Business is global; government is national. That mismatch is one of the big sources of tension in the world today: Whether it comes to taxes, bank regulation or immigration, the fact that money and politics no longer live in the same neighborhood makes consensus harder to achieve.

The permanent class divide

By Chrystia Freeland
March 22, 2013

The one thing pretty much all of us agree on is the importance of equal opportunity. Opinion is divided about the significance of rising income inequality per se. Some see it as a problem in and of itself. But for others, a growing economic divide, so long as it is meritocratic, is a healthy characteristic of a growing, entrepreneurial society.

Why are people leaning on “Lean In”?

By Chrystia Freeland
March 14, 2013

“Man is defined as a human being and woman is defined as a female. Whenever she tries to behave as a human being she is accused of trying to emulate the male.” That observation by Simone de Beauvoir helped to inspire the feminist revolution after World War Two. Two generations later, Sheryl K. Sandberg has written a book, “Lean In,” arguing that is still the case today.

Give the children the vote?

By Chrystia Freeland
March 8, 2013

Here’s a novel way to address the problems caused by rising income inequality: give children the vote.

The political clout of the superrich

By Chrystia Freeland
March 1, 2013

Louis D. Brandeis, the American jurist, famously warned: “We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”