How To Meet The Davos Challenge

How To Meet The Davos Challenge

DAVOS – The World Economic Forum’s annual flagship meeting this year will focus on how to build a more cohesive and sustainable world. As always, the topic is timely, but also a little abstract. To help give it more concrete form, we have a few proposals to put the prevailing economic model on a better… Continue Reading

Outlook 2020

Outlook 2020

What it means—in plain English In 2020 the world economy is likely to extend its longest expansion on record. Inflation has defied forecasts by staying low. Don’t count on that changing anytime soon. The biggest risks are political, not economic. Partly, that reflects a resilient world economy. Mostly, it reflects the potential for harm wrought… Continue Reading

Why Economists Should Climb a Mountain

Why Economists Should Climb a Mountain

Despite this constant (though arguably sideline) presence in modern culture economists have avoided examining the motivations behind the pursuit of these activities. Continue Reading

The China Geopolitical Story Will Get Worse

The China Geopolitical Story Will Get Worse

This is a modified version of a piece first published in theArticle.com on 26th December 2019 Wherever you are in the world, the enduring geopolitical story of our time is the rising tension between China and the West. 2019 will perhaps be remembered as the point at which things started to get serious, even if… Continue Reading

Restoring Central Banks’ Credibility

Restoring Central Banks’ Credibility

The old central-bank playbook of slashing interest rates to spur consumption, investment, and employment has become less effective since the 2008 financial crisis. Yet without effective tools and the public’s confidence, central banks will be unable to rise to the occasion when the next recession arrives. Continue Reading

Three Steps to Improve Philanthropy

Three Steps to Improve Philanthropy

Since the days of Carnegie and Rockefeller, the expectation that America’s wealthy should donate a meaningful portion of their riches to worthy causes has been baked into our social fabric. Continue Reading

What American Moral Leadership Should Look Like

What American Moral Leadership Should Look Like

At a time when so many American politicians have become a disgrace to their offices, it is easy to forget what real public service entails. The top leaders of past generations were guided not by ambition or self-preservation, but by duty to their country and those less fortunate than themselves. Continue Reading

China vs America? I Choose Both

China vs America? I Choose Both

War is a trendy word again.  Bad blood from the trade war between the United States and China have led to speculations of financial war, cyberwar, cold war, and even World War III. Despite mutual awareness of the Thucydides trap – the dangerous interaction between a rising power and a ruling power that develops from… Continue Reading

Would Wealth Taxation Reduce Philanthropy?

Would Wealth Taxation Reduce Philanthropy?

The wealth tax proposals by some major Democratic party Presidential candidates initially have received broad bipartisan polling support and could be in the Democratic party platform adopted in mid-July of 2020. Continue Reading

Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

Originally published at Project-Syndicate.org | December 31, 2019 Science fiction has a warning about developing mind-reading technology without any proper framework for how to control it. It should be heeded. Continue Reading

JHE Podcast Episode 1

JHE Podcast Episode 1

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JHE Podcast Episode 2

JHE Podcast Episode 2

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Problems with Monetary Policy

Problems with Monetary Policy

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Long View On Markets

Long View On Markets

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One in three chances of going off a cliff

One in three chances of going off a cliff

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