The Great Debate

Getting a summer job: Entrepreneurship for teens

July 3, 2009

diana-furchtgottroth–- 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. –-

America’s spies and a language crisis

By Bernd Debusmann
July 2, 2009

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

The tough questions after Madoff

June 30, 2009

Matthew Goldstein– Matthew Goldstein is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

Reflections on Iran

June 26, 2009

John Kemp– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of much western comment on the unfolding crisis in Iran has been its over-simplification and lack of historical awareness. Perspectives are shaped by a single issue (western concerns about whether Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program) and the desire to draw a simple Manichean distinction between good guys (liberal-democrats) and bad ones (clerical-authoritarians).

What will the climate change bill do to your job?

June 26, 2009

diana-furchtgottroth–- 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. –-

Michael Jackson’s troubled financial legacy

June 26, 2009

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

Fee bonanza spells more trouble for banks

June 26, 2009

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

Investment banks are going to have a lot of explaining to do. After the lows of 2008, and despite the mauling they’ve had from politicians and the public, 2009 is going to be a bumper year for those that lived to tell the tale. The banks have pocketed an incredible $16 billion in fees in the second quarter, according to Thomson Reuters first half data on deals and fee income, released on Friday. Click here for related news.

On the Bernanke interrogation

June 25, 2009

James Pethokoukis – James Pethokoukis is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

Obama, Iran and a meaningless phrase

By Bernd Debusmann
June 25, 2009

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

Today’s markets need noise filters

June 24, 2009

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

Reasons people give to explain the quick switch-back movements in stocks and other risky assets are becoming, well, just bizarre.