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EU prosperity at stake in crisis disunity

By Paul Taylor
December 3, 2008

Paul Taylor Great Debate-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The global financial crisis has been a stark reality check for the European Union, exposing divergences over economic policy and highlighting the European Commission's growing difficulty in enforcing common rules.

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Einstein, insanity and the war on drugs

By Bernd Debusmann
December 3, 2008

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own -

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. His definition fits America's war on drugs, a multi-billion dollar, four-decade exercise in futility.

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Credit cards unkindest cut for U.S. consumers

By J Saft
December 3, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Government intervention or not, banks will be cutting up America's credit cards at an unprecedented rate, with grave implications for the economy and company profits.

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Dollar demise much exaggerated

December 2, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Perhaps the most surprising development over the last three months has been the surging value of the currency at the heart of the crisis. It is almost as if investors have responded to a fire alarm by running towards the source of the fire.

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Light at the end of the tunnel

November 28, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own --

After more than a year of denial, misdirected policies and a steadily worsening outlook, the past fortnight has witnessed a marked improvement. For the first time, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic that the economy faces a recession rather than a prolonged slump, and recovery could get underway in H2 2009.

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Even UK guarantee can’t stop housing crash

By J Saft
November 28, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Britain needs to reflate its mortgage markets to save its economy and its banks. Problem is, few want to borrow and there is precious little money to lend.

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A credible counterterror strategy needed

November 28, 2008

brahmachellaney-- Brahma Chellaney is professor of strategic studies at the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. The views expressed are his own. --

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CDS market: contributor, not cause

By Mark Williams
November 27, 2008

williams_mark-- Mark T. Williams is a finance professor at Boston University’s School of Management. The opinions expressed are his own. --

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Silence is no defense for Euro tech executives

November 24, 2008

-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

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Fighting deflation globally ain’t easy

By J Saft
November 21, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

With the U.S., Japan and Britain -- nearly 40 percent of the global economy -- facing the threat of deflation, it's going to be just too easy for one, two or all three of them to get the policy response horribly wrong.