The Great Debate

Get ready for the “Great Immoderation”

By J Saft
May 8, 2009

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

The recession will soon be dead, laid to rest alongside the idea of the “Great Moderation”, a set of hopeful assumptions that underpins expectations about economic growth and asset valuations.

A chink of light for the euro zone

May 1, 2009

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

Even without a huge fiscal boost or a hell-for-leather central bank, Europe could have a recovery, albeit a tepid one, on the cards by the end of the year.

Africa and the global economic crisis

April 1, 2009

– Jorge Maia is head of Research and Information for Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, established in 1940 to promote economic growth and industrial development. The opinions expressed are his own –

An equal opportunity recession?

March 16, 2009

Jim CarrJames H. Carr is chief operating officer for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a Washington-based association that promote access to basic banking services for America’s working families. He is a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s “Experts of Color Clearinghouse”. The views expressed are his own.

Building a three-legged stool

January 28, 2009

lawrence–  Lawrence Bloom is deputy chairman of Noble Cities and chairman of the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management. His views are his own –

From financial crisis to sustainable global economy

January 28, 2009

staff_jlash_121– Jonathan Lash is president of the World Resources Institute. The views expressed are his own –

Less social dialogue and more social change

January 28, 2009

stern_official_5x5a– Andy Stern is the president of the Service Employees International Union. His views are his own –

A stimulating energy policy

January 28, 2009


– Robert Engle is the Michael Armellino Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business and a Nobel Laureate. His views are his own. –

Do tough times draw TV-viewers to Web?

January 12, 2009

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

In the first global recession of the Internet Age, budget-conscious consumers are showing they no longer have an endless appetite for every new gadget or media service.

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Out with the old year, in with the new

December 30, 2008

Despite the incessant drumbeat of poor economic data -- consumer confidence fell to a record low in December and the price of single-family homes plunged in October -- the majority of Americans are optimistic about what is in store in 2009.