The Great Debate

Stubborn national politics drag down the global economy

By Gordon Brown
January 18, 2013

Four years ago world leaders, meeting in the G20 crisis session, agreed they would all work to move from recession to growth and prosperity.  They agreed to a global growth compact to be delivered by combining national growth targets with coordinated global interventions. It didn’t happen. After the $1 trillion stimulus of 2009, fiscal consolidation became the established order of the day, and so year after year millions have continued to endure unemployment and lower living standards.

The myth of America’s decline

By Michael Moran
April 12, 2012

This is an excerpt from “The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power,” published this week by Palgrave Macmillan.

The Fed must print money to head off a global crash

By Adam Posen
August 31, 2011

By Adam Posen
The opinions expressed are his own

It is past time for monetary policy to be doing more to support recovery. The Jackson Hole conference has come and gone, and no shortage of excuses was provided for central banks to hold their fire — even though most economists acknowledged the grim outlook for the advanced economies.

Today’s markets need noise filters

June 24, 2009

Agnes Crane – Agnes T. Crane is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own –

Two cheers for the walking wounded

May 6, 2009

ws2– Mark Hannam is a guest columnist, the views expressed are his own. He formerly worked at the Bank of England and Barclays. He is currently chairman of Fair Finance, a microfinance company –

Not what the economy’s doctor ordered

April 28, 2009

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

G20: Vows to act but few specifics

April 15, 2009

g20– Kenichi Kawasaki is managing director and senior analyst at Nomura Securities’ Financial and Economic Research Center. The views expressed are his own –

Mobile industry stimulus, strings attached

By Eric Auchard
April 2, 2009

ericauchard1– Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –