Chrystia Freeland

Technology, the economy and pool cleaning

By Chrystia Freeland
February 21, 2013

One way to divide people is into foxes and hedgehogs. Another is into those who think this time is different and those who believe there is never anything new under the sun.

Will belief trump facts?

By Chrystia Freeland
September 2, 2011

You might call it the cognitive divide — the split between an evidence-based worldview and one that is rooted in faith or ideology — and it is one of the most important fault lines in the United States today.

Davos Today with Chrystia Freeland, January 27th Edition

By Chrystia Freeland
February 3, 2011

On last Thursday’s edition of Davos Today, Chrystia interviewed a top Google executive about the internet giant’s recent management shake-up; chatted with President Obama’s former chief economic adviser about the State of the Union; heard from America’s principal union leader on what lessons Germany and Japan can teach the U.S. economy; and more.  Here’s the video and the guest list:

The Sputnik moment and the zero-sum game

By Chrystia Freeland
February 1, 2011

The best line in U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was his contention that “this is our generation’s Sputnik moment.”

Summers says currency interventions rarely end well

By Chrystia Freeland
October 7, 2010

“When governments seek to manipulate exchange rates for competitive advantage, it rarely ends well,”  White House economic adviser Larry Summers said at the Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting this past weekend.