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[Mohamed A. El-Erian] The inequality trifecta

There were quite a few disconnects at the recently concluded annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Among the most striking was the disparity between participants’ interes...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:47

No workable nuclear compromise? No deal

The latest round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program took place last week, pitting the United States and its European partners against the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. But only five weeks before an upcoming deadline, there are serious outstanding questi...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:47

[Clive Crook] The economics of mood control

Last week’s financial-market gyrations sent me back to one of my favorite books about the crash. Its wisdom seems freshly relevant.“Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why I...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:46

Political buffoonery: America’s greatest security threat

There are at least two things that the public expects the government to get right, even when it fails at nearly everything else: public safety and national security. The Obama administration has a responsibility to protect its citizens. There is no excuse for the failures we’re witnessing...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:46

Ebola czar should be a general, not a politician

I’ve know Ron Klain for years, respecting him as a smart operative who understands the nexus of politics and policy. His selection last Friday by President Barack Obama as the “Ebola czar” is a bad choice that will not stop the Democrats’ political problems on this issue.It is what it ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:45

Republicans pave way to all-white future

Even Senator John McCain has surrendered. A steadfast supporter of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, McCain essentially acknowledged yesterday in Georgia that his party’s anti-immigration forces have demolished any hope of soon legalizing the roughly 11 million undocumente...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:45

The spider of finance

LONDON ― The global system of financial regulation is extraordinarily complex. Partly for that reason, it is little understood. In order to explain it to my students at Sciences Po in Paris, I have devised a kind of wiring diagram that shows the connections among the different bodies resp...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:49

[David Ignatius] Nothing to fear but panic itself

WASHINGTON ― Richard Preston, whose 1994 book “The Hot Zone” brought the Ebola virus terrifyingly alive for readers, once described how, during his research, his biohazard suit had ripped open, exp...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:48

[Michael Koch] Why Korea, and the world, must protect crop diversity

With Pyeongchang currently hosting the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Michael Koch, director of finance at the Global Crop Diversity Trust, ex...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:46

[Shashi Tharoor] China’s Silk Road revival raises concerns

NEW DELHI ― The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image ― half history, half myth ― of tented camel caravans winding their way across the trackless deserts and mountains of Central Asia. But t...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:45

[Sohn Jie-ae] Parking lot parenting thoughts

Every weekday afternoon I sit in the parking lot of my daughter’s high school, waiting for her to finish. As anyone who has gone through this experience would agree, I am sure this is why they invent...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:45

[David Ignatius] Obama pressed to escalate war

WASHINGTON ― As fighters from the Islamic State surge toward control of Anbar Province in western Iraq and the border town of Kobane in Syria, U.S. commanders and diplomats are signaling that the U.S...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:23

Nobel for Charles Barkley of economics

I managed to call this year’s Economics Nobel correctly. Actually, it wasn’t difficult. Jean Tirole is a name uttered so frequently in the field that the most surprising thing about his Nobel win was that he hadn’t won the prize already. That’s how the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Econom...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:23

[Kim Kyung-ho] Greatest threat to North Korea

North Korea’s attempt last week to shoot down balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets floated by South Korean activists heightened tensions on the peninsula with the effect of somewhat alleviating ...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:43

In Silicon Valley greed is still good

Talented young people who want to change the world go into the tech industry, and those who just want money go to Wall Street. Right? Colin Fan, cohead of investment banking at Deutsche Bank, says it’s the other way round these days. He may have a point.Fan is the angry manager who can be...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:38