Chrystia Freeland

Talking QE2 on PBS’ NewsHour

By Chrystia Freeland
November 10, 2010

Chrystia discusses the Fed’s recent decision to launch a new round of quantitative easing on the PBS NewsHour:

Forget left and right. The real divide is technocrats versus populists.

By Chrystia Freeland
November 5, 2010

A favorite theme of American business and political elites at the moment is that authoritarian regimes—i.e., China—may be better at making hard, long-term economic decisions than are querulous democracies—i.e., the United States. There is plenty of academic research to suggest that, over the long term, this view is wrong. But in the shorter term—this week in fact—America itself offered a case study of this scary theory.