The Great Debate

G20 should be pragmatic about protectionism

March 31, 2009

Paul Blustein– Paul Blustein is a journalist-in-residence at the Brookings Institution. He is writing a book on the World Trade Organization, which will be published in September. The views expressed are his own. —

Drug wars and the balloon effect

By Bernd Debusmann
March 26, 2009

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

Challenges for the G20: The IMF and regulation

March 26, 2009

StephanyGriffith-Jones– Stephany Griffith-Jones is executive director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. The views expressed are her own. –

Liberals and conservatives on healthcare reform

March 23, 2009

stephen-davidson

– Stephen M. Davidson, a professor at Boston University’s School of Management, is author of “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” to be published later this year. The views expressed are his own. –

Transfusions don’t stop the bleeding

March 23, 2009

lou-lataif

– Louis E. Lataif is dean of the Boston University School of Management and a former Ford executive. The views expressed are his own. —

First 100 Days: What not to do in public diplomacy

March 21, 2009

Kristin Lord– Kristin Lord is a fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the recent report, “Voices of America: U.S. Public Diplomacy for the 21st Century.” The views expressed are her own. –

The state-sponsored shadow banking system

By J Saft
March 20, 2009

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

The shadow banking system in Europe isn’t so much dead as being kept on life support by banks and central banks in what amounts to a desperate but risky attempt to avoid the reckoning.

In American crisis, anger and guns

By Bernd Debusmann
March 19, 2009

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

Time to rethink inflation targeting

March 19, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

It is time to add another victim to the ever-growing list of institutions (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers) and theories (value at risk, fair value accounting and originate to distribute) which have been tested by the financial crisis and found wanting. The central bank practice of inflation targeting — the jewel in the crown of modern monetary economics — has palpably failed.

No safe haven for artful tax dodgers

By Alexander Smith
March 18, 2009

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