The Great Debate

from Anatole Kaletsky:

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

By Anatole Kaletsky
April 19, 2014

Can economists contribute anything useful to our understanding of politics, business and finance in the real world?

Five years after recession, we still can’t agree on what causes joblessness

By Allison Schrager
August 28, 2013

Although the Fed announced months ago it is considering pulling back its purchase of assets, unemployment remains historically high. What, if anything, can the government do to get people back to work?

Why economists are part of the problem

By Charles Ferguson
October 12, 2010


Charles Ferguson is the director of Inside Job, a documentary about the financial crisis. The opinions expressed are his own.