The Great Debate

Unemployment to stay above 10 percent in 2010

December 3, 2009

morici— Peter Morici is a Professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and former Chief Economist at the United States International Trade Commission. The views —

China’s U.S. debt overhang needs Chinese cure

By Wei Gu
June 3, 2009

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

When U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told students at Peking University that China’s holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds were safe, his answer drew loud laughter from the audience.

Is the executive pay bubble popping?

By J Saft
January 28, 2009

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

Signs are it won’t just be the salaries of bankers coming under fire.

An unusual array of forces are combining to make it very likely that top tier pay may be structurally falling, rather than simply taking a cyclical dip during a downturn.

First 100 Days: Obama and trade

January 23, 2009

Sean West— Sean West is a Comparative Analytics analyst at the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group. The views expressed are his own. —