Tag Archives: Great Depression

America’s Unfulfilled Promise: An Economic Bill of Rights

Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union message to Congress shows the U.S. the way forward.

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The West’s Day of Fiscal Reckoning, Part II

In theory, there are four options to address the West’s debt overhang.

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Is Europe’s Complacency America’s Fault?

Is Europe stuck in its economic ways because the United States protected it from harsh global realities for too long?

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Smith and Keynes: The Economic Insight They Shared

Were these two touchstones of economic thought really so different?

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Can Income Inequality Destabilize the U.S. Economy?

What are the potential consequences of increasing income inequality in the world’s largest economy?

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Inequality and Democratic Capitalism

Was the second half of the 20th century — when capitalism became entwined with democracy, the welfare state and liberalism — just an unusual interlude?

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Obama’s Atlantic Pivot

Would a transatlantic trade deal redefine the rules of global trade?

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Could the Dust Bowl Happen Again?

How likely is the United States to experience a repeat of the Dust Bowl?

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Financial Reform With Real Teeth

What are the potential costs if Wall Street is successful in weakening the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?

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Cutting the Gordian Knot on Collective Action

Do we need to strengthen international institutions to enforce meaningful financial and environment regulations?

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