From the Spring 2004 issue
The bad news: They’ve got few new ideas and fear too much being slapped down (the “Lindsey factor”). The good news: Josh Bolten is positioned to emerge and Snow’s been an improvement.
Truth is, the Senator hasn’t relied much on economic advisers, but the new team emerging is heavily Clintonesque.
A former Clinton policy adviser argues the Bush team has failed miserably at global economic leadership.
First came the bursting of the Clinton bubble, then 9/11, then the accounting scandals and all the other shocks to the system. Who would have predicted such a vigorous U.S. recovery?
An econometric critic tells how to predict the presidential race.
After all, for more than a decade Japan’s economy has experienced a series of false starts on the road to recovery. Is the current economic upswing for once the real thing?
Japan is poised for growth because for once its financial system is healthier.
And why Europe could end up the loser.
The inside story on the surprise resignation of the IMF’s top man.
Not surprisingly, the Maastricht Treaty contains no exit procedures, but bailing out would not be that difficult.
How the emerging market debt trading community is playing a dangerous game.
Want a formula for achieving developing economy success? Begin with sound, independent supervisors.
The global media fixate on China’s boundless future. India, the English-speaking democracy with a huge middle class, is a far better bet.