The Great Debate UK

from Anatole Kaletsky:

Why political gridlock works for the U.S. economy, but not for Japan or EU

By Anatole Kaletsky
November 7, 2014

U.S. President Obama hosts a luncheon for bi-partisan Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House in Washington

Is gridlocked government a betrayal of democracy? Or does it allow citizens to get on with their lives and businesses, unencumbered by meddlesome politicians?

from Nicholas Wapshott:

Yellen shows her hand

By Nicholas Wapshott
April 19, 2014

The difference between the Federal Reserve Board of Chairwoman Janet Yellen and that of her immediate predecessor Ben Bernanke is becoming clear. No more so than in their approach to the problem of joblessness.

from Nicholas Wapshott:

The EU-U.S. love-hate relationship

By Nicholas Wapshott
April 11, 2014

The elaborate gavotte between the American and European economies continues.

While the Federal Reserve has begun to wind down its controversial quantitative easing (QE) program, the European Central Bank (ECB) the federal reserve of the eurozone, has announced it is considering a QE program of its own.

Why meetings matter to the U.S. economy

January 18, 2013

This infographic, supplied by the Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM), aims to show that the travel sector is critical to economic growth in the U.S.

Fiscal cliff deal is depressingly European

January 4, 2013

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.–

What if the U.S. labour market never returns to “normal”?

February 7, 2011

-Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

What to make of the U.S. resurgence

January 12, 2011

-Kathleen Brooks isUSA-DOLLAR/ research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from Chrystia Freeland:

What’s good for the world is bad for the U.S. and China

By Chrystia Freeland
November 12, 2010

This fall, much of the United States seemed to have settled on a narrative for the country’s struggle to adapt, after a debilitating financial crisis, to a post-industrial and post-unipolar global economy: China and its undervalued currency are largely to blame.

Does the world need more QE from the Fed?

By Guest Contributor
October 14, 2010

- Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own -

Issues in monetary normalisation

June 16, 2009

john_kemp– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –