Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Lessons from the Anti-Globalists

Lessons from the Anti-Globalists

May 1, 2017

Excerpt of Commentary from Project Syndicate By Joseph Stiglitz NEW YORK – The likely victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election has elicited a global sigh of relief. At least Europe is not going down the protectionist path that President Donald Trump is forcing the United States to take. But advocates of globalization should keep the...

Excerpt: What Economists Learned Long After Everyone Else in 2016

Excerpt: What Economists Learned Long After Everyone Else in 2016

Dec 23, 2016

Excerpt from The American Prospect By Harold Meyerson Excerpt from the American Prospect This week, Bloomberg’s Noah Smith published a list of “ten excellent economics books and papers” that he read in 2016. Number three on his list was the now celebrated paper, “The China Shock: Learning from Labor-Market Adjustment to Large Changes in Trade,” by economists...

Bad News for America’s Workers

Bad News for America’s Workers

Dec 19, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Joseph E. Stiglitz NEW YORK – As US President-elect Donald Trump fills his cabinet, what have we learned about the likely direction and impact of his administration’s economic policy? To be sure, enormous uncertainties remain. As in many other areas, Trump’s promises and statements on economic policy have been inconsistent....

Recent Photos of Current Prime Ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland

Recent Photos of Current Prime Ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland

Sep 9, 2016

Recent Photos of Prime Ministers from four Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland Source: Getty Images. These images are now available in embedded form for non commercial websites. There is now a WordPress plugin that allows direct placement of these images from the Getty’s massive library of editorial and archival images. Embed from...