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Business & Climate Leaders Urge Climate Change Policies

Over 2,000 global business leaders, political leaders, and senior climate negotiators at the Business & Climate Summit pledged this week to lead a global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. The main question is “who will lead?” Policymakers call for business leadership, and business leaders call for well-founded policy. Show More Summary

The Challenge of a New Regional Political Economy

Unprecedented changes are gripping the Middle East region, and at a dramatic pace, that is altering not only the borders of nation states dating back to the end of the First World War, but also the social, demographic, political and economic landscape of the region. Show More Summary

"For many people, the President of the United States is the government of the United States. It’s why he gets the credit and blame for so many things..."

"... like the economy, where his influence can be hard to discern. This is particularly true for a subject in which the President has invested so much of his personal and political capital. If the Supreme Court rules against him, the President can blame the Justices or the Republicans or anyone he likes, and he may even be correct. Show More Summary

The International Republican Institute Just Released A Fascinating Poll On Ukraine

The International Republican Institute (IRI) just released the results of a massive 22 city 17,000 respondent poll it commissioned earlier this spring on Ukrainians' attitudes towards politics, corruption, the economy, NATO, the European Union, Russia, and almost anything else you can think of. The 22 cities in which polls were [...]

Seib Video: The Political Perils of a Slowing Economy

President Barack Obama may run into new political problems if the U.S. economy continues to slow. WSJ Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Why the Economy, and the Fed, Keep Getting Knocked Off Track

This is the Friday afternoon newsletter from The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Why Venezuela's Economy Is Such A Disaster

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Chris Sabatini about the politics behind Venezuela's unusual economic policies and why the Obama administration...Show More Summary

German Economy Minister Warns Grexit Would be ‘Extremely Dangerous’ for EU

Greece’s potential exit from the Eurozone, or the so-called Grexit, could have serious political consequences, completely changing the world’s perception of Europe, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel told Bild am Sonntag Sunday.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Why the Economy, and the Fed, Keep Getting Knocked Off Track

The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

The Tax Reform Merry-Go-Round

Just about everyone with an opinion on politics and the economy believes the time is long overdue for a major overhaul of the tax code - everyone that is except the legislators in Congress who would have to do the overhauling and would probably rather get run over by a truck. Show More Summary

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MORE religious countries tend to be less innovative, according to a paper published last month by America’s National Bureau of Economic Research. In “Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth”, Roland Benabou...Show More Summary

The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’) — A Basic Bibliography

The title of this compilation is a mouthful, nevertheless, its content can be chewed with leisure and is easily digestible. I hope it also proves both nutritious and a gustatory delight. The Sullied Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture (Or: ‘Toward Agroecology & Food Justice’) — A Basic Bibliography

The Three Mistakes of Poland's Transition

Start with a failing economy. Throw in a team of inexperienced politicians, people in fact who had spent their careers deliberately avoiding official politics. Add a population with the highest possible expectations. And, as a wild card,...Show More Summary

Greek economy slips back into recession

Second consecutive quarter of negative growth coincides with increased political uncertainty.

Toward an Understanding of the Science & Political Economy of Post-Industrial Agriculture: A Basic Bibliography

I quickly put this list together after commenting on Roberta Millstein’s post, “GMOs and the thing I should have said (or, why not all scientific expertise is created equal),” at the New APPS blog. The reference is to what she “should...Show More Summary

RICHARD EPSTEIN: The Political Economy Of Nail Salons. “The simple question is this: Why do these …

RICHARD EPSTEIN: The Political Economy Of Nail Salons. “The simple question is this: Why do these women come back day after day to the same location for rides to the same jobs if the situation is as toxic as Nir paints it?”

The New World of Trade Is All About Values and Consumer Risk

This article is adapted from the Jan Tumlir lecture recently delivered at the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. BRUSSELS -- We are transitioning from an old world of trade to a new world, where trade opening...Show More Summary

The Politics of Food: Bluefin Tuna

From Los Angeles to Japan, host Sasha Issenberg—journalist and author of The Sushi Economy—follows the trail of the threatened Pacific bluefin tuna to find out if our appetite for sushi just might end up devouring this diamond of the sea.

Political tensions mount for Indonesia's Widodo as economy skids

JAKARTA (Reuters) - When Indonesian President Joko Widodo summoned his economy ministers to the palace this week to discuss growth slumping to its lowest level since 2009, they weren't the only ones to show up.

Tax Donkeys: Rich Enough To Pay Most Of The Taxes, Not Rich Enough To Buy Politicians

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Real political representation must be bought, just like everything else in a market economy. Mike Swanson (Wall Street Window) and I were discussing the difference between the 1% who...Show More Summary

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