Tag Archives: structural reform

Japan — Viewed from Above

Abenomics is widely hoped to provide an economic turnaround for Japan. But is the prime minister focusing on the right issues?

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The United States as a Haven of Economic Inefficiency

Can the U.S. economy trim costs and make itself internationally competitive?

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Japan: Stuck in Neutral

Abe pivots between nationalists and modernity, big government and small government factions.

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Brazil: The People Vs. the Politicians

Amid mass demonstrations in Brazil, what is working and what needs improvement in the country’s political processes?

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Japan: Is That Really The Third Arrow?

Does the third arrow of "Abenomics" miss the target in ending Japan’s stagnation?

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U.S.-China: The Difficulty of Becoming Number Two

Are U.S. politicians ready to tell their people that the day is near when the United States will no longer be the globe’s number one?

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Thatcher, Merkel and the Euro

What is the legacy of Britain’s Margaret Thatcher for Europe’s crisis-stricken countries today?

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Relaunching the European Convergence Machine

How can Europe achieve — and sustain — a post-crisis economic recovery?

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Assessing Putin

What drives Vladimir Putin, what dogs him — and what role will he play in the Russian state of the future?

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