martin wolf

Inequality is fueling global political unrest.
While some economies are crashing, the celebrity of some economists is booming. One of these celebrated economists is Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator at the Financial Times and surely one of the world's most influential columnists.
Just like central banking, economics wants to speak politically, but doesn't necessarily welcome a response. In Krugman, it sometimes comes across as condescension. At the Fed, it can appear more sinister.
Republican presidential debates, and even "liberal" magazines' online comment threads, are drawing hundreds eager to rail at clueless dissenters, especially if they can catch them bickering with one another.
Influential journalists are making persuasive cases that austerity is the wrong approach in fragile economies. That's good news. But discussions still get muddled in ways that can have perverse effects.
But, as Larry Summers, Mr Obama's chief economic adviser, had said: "When markets overshoot, policymakers must overshoot
Certainly, the point he makes is one that I agree with, and many, notably Paul Krugman, have emphasized: we did not do enough
The future of fiscal policy was intensely debated in the FT last week. In this Exchange, I want to examine what is going
Bankers and hedge fund managers are fond of saying, "If you place restrictions on our activities in New York, we'll just
Yet it is hard to believe that Greece can avoid debt restructuring. First, assume, for the moment, that all goes to plan
The huge currency swap deals that Goldman Sachs arranged with the Greek government were at once completely legal and completely
I admire Mr Volcker and strongly support his desire to develop a financial sector that supports the wider economy, rather
Such taxes have been used by governments throughout history as a check against sudden, unexpected gains in corporate earnings
Shiller, an economist who foresaw the financial crisis, questioned sharp increases in urban housing prices and admitted that
Wolf argued that even though we currently have a "short to medium term deflation problem," if it becomes clear that "the
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