United States economy
Economic and political turmoil are putting a number of countries in a tough place.
The International Monetary Fund doesn't want to say it outright, but its latest World Economic Outlook shows more stagnation of the European and Japanese economies, and the possibility of a third EU recession since 2008.
So, the United States is in the toilet right? Wrong! When one looks at a variety of data sources, the United States appears to be doing well in relative terms both economically and competitively.
Teaching this summer in Beijing, I find the shrill tones of Western war hawks proclaiming an impending "China threat" to
If you live in America, and not under a rock, you probably heard that the Fed announced earlier this week that U.S. wealth fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 through 2010.
August 2nd is the U.S. Treasury deadline for authorizing new borrowing and increasing the debt ceiling. The White House, however, have put in place a July 22nd deadline. But Republicans and Democrats are not talking.
To avoid Japan-like fate, the U.S. must focus on pro-growth policies that are supported by both Democrats and Republicans, create jobs and, above all, restore the level of confidence necessary to ensure a sustained period of economic growth.
A cure-all might not be in sight, but these actions can help us navigate this tempestuous period in history, not only sustaining less damage but enabling both employees and their companies to thrive.
Lula's visit to China was in part portrayed here as a meeting of giants. "No economic discussion is possible that does not