Globalization’s prospects, 2017

Read my latest Oxford University Press blog post on globalization’s prospects in the coming year.

Don’t Be a Regulatory Neigh-Sayer

Europe has again been rocked by a crisis. The problem was first diagnosed in Ireland in January, but it very soon became clear that its tentacles extend to Britain, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Romania, and Cyprus. What is this latest catastrophe?  Why, the great European horsemeat scandal of 2013, of course. News of the … Read moreDon’t Be a Regulatory Neigh-Sayer

See no evil, hear no evil, and, if you are a ratings agency, speak no evil

You don’t have to look too far to find nutty policy proposals. One of my favorites is  Herman Cain’s suggestion that Congressional bills be limited to no more than three pages. Another, reported in recent days by both the Financial Times (which claims to have seen an actual draft) and the Wall Street Journal, is the … Read moreSee no evil, hear no evil, and, if you are a ratings agency, speak no evil