Chrystia Freeland

Twilight of the middle class?

By Chrystia Freeland
April 26, 2013

It’s evening in America. That is the worrying news from the latest Heartland Monitor Poll, conducted quarterly and sponsored by the insurer Allstate and National Journal.

Banker steps into the role of superhero

By Chrystia Freeland
April 23, 2013

In other ages, we have called on shamans or saints in times of crisis when the usual remedies have not worked.

How do middle powers fare in a winner-take-all economy?

By Chrystia Freeland
April 16, 2013

This essay was originally published in the Toronto Globe & Mail.

How should countries navigate the twin challenges of our time – globalization and the technology revolution? If that seems to be an abstract question, consider the people of Cyprus whose futures have been devastated by their country’s failure to surf those international waves, or the threat posed by North Korea and its refusal to participate in these two transformations.

The sorrow and the pity of Obama’s budget

By Chrystia Freeland
April 11, 2013

Pity Barack Obama. Everything in his life experience prepared him to be the president who would take on the big challenge of the 21st century: rising income inequality and the hollowing out of the middle class.

A novel look at emerging market entrepreneurs

By Chrystia Freeland
April 4, 2013

If you read just one book this spring to understand how the world is changing, it should be Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.” The central theme of this funny and vivid work is familiar: the great shift in the global economy’s center of gravity from West to East.