The Senate’s refusal to hold a nomination hearing for Merrick Garland is a flawed political strategy that may undermine the GOP’s credibility.
Continue reading When Obstructionism Backfires: Republicans’ Supreme Court Debacle
The severity of human rights violations demands an international diplomatic effort to establish humane governance in Eritrea.
Continue reading International Neglect and the Collapse of Eritrean Rights
Negative interest rate policies challenge the foundations of the modern financial system, and may actually hinder economic growth.
Continue reading Negative Interest Rates and Keynes’s String
Mauricio Macri’s first task as president is to navigate the economic fallout from the Kirchner administrations.
Continue reading “Let’s Change” – The Legacy of Kirchnerismo and Macri’s Challenges
Now that scandal has exposed the unreliability of LIBOR as a global financial benchmark, it is time to replace it.
Continue reading Killing LIBOR: The Case for a New Benchmark
Europe’s divided approach to the refugee crisis will undercut the potential economic benefits of the migration.
Continue reading The Economics of Asylum
Puerto Rico’s economic stability depends on whether the U.S. Congress can reach a bipartisan agreement on how to restructure the island’s debt.
Continue reading Brink of Default: The Puerto Rican Debt Crisis
Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal of “QE for the people” is based on questionable economic theory.
Continue reading Pounds for Pennies: The Dangers of “Corbynomics” and “People’s QE”
Federal Reserve officials voted last week to keep the target federal funds rate near zero. Regrettably, this may not have been the right decision.
Continue reading What the Fed Missed: U.S. Interest Rates and Global Risk