The Great Debate

Let’s stop talking about a ‘double-dip’ recession

April 17, 2012

Barely a day goes by without some expert publicly worrying whether or not the U.S. economy will fall into a “double-dip” recession. In a CNBC interview last September, investor George Soros said he thought the U.S. was already in one. Earlier this month, the former chief global strategist for Morgan Stanley cited an academic study to argue that “after every financial crisis there’s a long period of much slower growth and in almost every case you get a double dip.” Granted, this is a minority view; most economists are predicting sustained modest growth for the near future. Which makes sense, because while few are thrilled with the pace of comeback, the U.S. economy has grown for 11 consecutive quarters, beginning in mid-2009.

Why the coast is key to the survival of New Orleans

By Guest Contributor
August 27, 2010

USA-RIG/LEAK

The following is a guest post by Mark Davis, a senior research fellow and director of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at Tulane Law School. The opinions expressed are his own.

How Katrina revived New Orleans

By Guest Contributor
August 27, 2010

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The following is a guest post by Amy Liu, a senior fellow and deputy director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and co-author of the New Orleans Index at Five. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Residue of the Great Recession

December 23, 2009

Drummond- Don Drummond is Chief Economist at TD Bank Financial Group. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Winning back the public’s trust

September 8, 2009

aron-cramer– Aron Cramer is president and CEO of BSR, a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Europe borrows from Peter to lend to Peter

July 28, 2009

jamessaft1(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

Europe’s experiment in borrowing from Peter to pay Peter argues for a slow economic recovery with a low ceiling.

from The Great Debate UK:

Bats and balls the key to economic bounce

July 8, 2009

simon_chadwick-Simon Chadwick is the Director of the Centre for the International Business of Sport at Coventry University, and runs the blog ‘Daily Sport Thought’ in which he addresses many of the important challenges currently facing sport. The opinions expressed are his own.-

The ugly attraction of fast shrinking Japan

May 21, 2009

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