Chrystia Freeland

An elite deserving of the name

By Chrystia Freeland
June 13, 2013

This book review originally appeared in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and is reprinted with permission.

Interview with Christine Lagarde at the IMF

By Chrystia Freeland
January 18, 2013

Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde sat down for an interview with Chrystia Freeland yesterday, January 17th, following the IMF’s New Year Press Briefing.

Obama, the super-rich and the election

By Chrystia Freeland
November 9, 2012

Among the losers in the United States this week are the super-rich, who spent unprecedented millions to evict President Barack Obama from the White House. The investing class turned sharply and vociferously against the president many of them had supported in 2008. On Tuesday night, the plutocrats lost their shirts.

Colonial America: How Swede it was

By Chrystia Freeland
May 3, 2012

America used to be Sweden: According to new research, the America of the Founding Fathers was ‘‘more egalitarian than anywhere else in the measurable world.’’

Americans favor more income equality

By Chrystia Freeland
November 30, 2010

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely of Duke University came into Reuters today to talk to Chrystia about his new book and some of his recent research on income inequality.

The Mumbai consensus

By Chrystia Freeland
October 22, 2010

They call economics the dismal science, but Larry Summers, one of its pre-eminent public practitioners, is anything but dull. That penchant for intellectual controversy means he hasn’t always won popularity contests, but he is unfailingly stimulating, as he proved in a speech in India last week, when he hit on one of the biggest issues in the world economy today, and coined a snappy catch-phrase to describe it: the “Mumbai Consensus”.