• Featured and Exclusive & Opinion  |  JANUARY 29, 2015 2:00 PM

    The euro zone needs more than QE

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    www.project-syndicate.org

    CAMBRIDGE – Although the European Central Bank has launched a larger-than-expected programme of quantitative easing (QE), even its advocates fear that it may not be enough to boost real incomes, reduce unemployment, and lower governments’ debt-to-GDP ratios. They are right to be …

     
  • Opinion  |  JANUARY 28, 2015 2:00 PM

    Emergency education now

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    DAVOS – In an ideal world, whenever children needed help, they would get it. When girls and boys were forced from their homes or classrooms because of war, natural disaster, or other crises, the international community would, within days, formulate …

     
  • Featured and Exclusive & Opinion  |  JANUARY 28, 2015 12:30 PM

    Fanatics, charlatans, and economists

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    DAVOS – Throughout the world, it seems, crisis is gripping national politics. In election after election, voter turnout has hit historic lows. Politicians are universally reviled. Mainstream parties, desperate to remain relevant, are caught in a vice, forced to choose …

     
  • Opinion  |  JANUARY 28, 2015 9:24 AM

    Enduring a decade of disaster

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    President Barack Obama began his 2015 State of the Union address last week with these words: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting …

     
  • Opinion  |  JANUARY 27, 2015 3:55 PM

    Does the social safety net make us lazy?

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    There’s an eternal debate about how government can best help people when they aren’t doing well economically. One side says that if government provides you with a safety net, you will become lax and complacent, and you won’t try as …

     
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