The Great Debate

California, harbinger of hard U.S. choices

May 27, 2009

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

California’s fiscal train wreck should be watched warily by investors in U.S. Treasuries; as the start of a trend among states seeking bailouts, as a source of pressure on Federal funds and as a harbinger of hard choices at national level.

Financial heaven and hell

May 26, 2009

denmark1— Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

Time for fund managers to act

May 26, 2009

Alex Smith-GreatDebate— Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

Fixing health care

May 25, 2009

morici— Peter Morici is a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland School, and the former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The views expressed are his own. —

Auto plant wars sparked decline of industry

May 25, 2009

dewar-headshot-150x150— Robert J. Dewar is a former Ford Motor Company general foreman and author of A Savage Factory: An Eyewitness Account of the Auto Industry‚Äôs Self-Destruction. He currently lives in Cincinnati, OH and runs a successful packaging business with his wife and family. The views expressed are his own. —

Obama and the wrong side of history

May 21, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate—Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.—

Develop domestic oil reserves for energy independence

May 21, 2009

 Diana Furchtgott-Roth— Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The views expressed are her 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 —

Sure, seeing your economy shrink at a 15 percent annual clip is depressing, quite literally, but if you believe in even a tepid global economic recovery in the second half, then Japan is actually attractive.

Time for China to act on foreign listings

By Wei Gu
May 20, 2009

wei_gu_debate— Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

China has talked about plans to allow foreign companies to float on its domestic stock markets for at least a decade, but that’s all there has been: talk.