Tag Archives | global economy
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers at Davos in 2010

Keynesians Try Another Comeback

The economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes had a brief revival after the financial crisis of 2008. Desperate politicians tried to save the global economy–and their own jobs–by launching stimulus plans to plug an “output gap,” the gaping hole that … More…

President Obama at UNC

Education Slowdown Endangers the American Dream

A stunning article in The Wall Street Journal Thursday by David Wessel and Stephanie Banchero said  the educational gap between US children and their parents has narrowed dramatically.

“When baby boomers born in 1955 reached age 30, they had … More…

Chinese workers in electronics factory in Shenzhen Photo Jurvetson Flickr

Should We Even Try to Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back?

In my column this week, I wrote about the terrible conditions at factories in China where Apple’s iPhones and iPads are made. The impetus was a groundbreaking pair of stories in The New York Times about how the iPhone More…