World Economy Goes Hollywood

If there is one useful conclusion that economists and investors can draw from the crazy year that has just ended – indeed, from the...

Greta Thunberg’s Moment

“This is all wrong!” These words begin the most powerful four-minute speech I have ever heard. They were spoken by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish...

Is Stakeholder Capitalism Really Back?

For four decades, the prevailing doctrine in the United States has been that corporations should maximize shareholder value — meaning profits and share prices...

Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War

A few years ago, as part of a Western delegation to China, I met President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People....

Seven Fallacies of Economic Sanctions

The sanctions imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump have begun to bite the country’s economy hard. Inflation, seemingly defeated by President Hassan...

Four Collision Courses for the Global Economy

In the classic game of ‘chicken’, two drivers race directly toward each other, and the first to swerve is the ‘loser’. If neither swerves,...

Why We Strike Again

For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that...

Regulating Speech in the New Public Square

Today, debates about public issues play out on social media, people receive their news via digital platforms, and politicians pitch their policies using these...

Bad News for the World’s Poorest

The global economic mood is souring. At their meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, earlier this month, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors warned that...

Can Europe become a Global Player?

The last five years have not been kind to the European Union’s foreign-policy prospects. A new great-power competition is shunting aside the international rules-based...

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