Markets

Interviews | | Economy, History, Markets
Oct. 16, 2013 — Economic markets — institutions central to the organization of modern life — are often imagined and described in public life as independent, self-regulating, and...view
Story Repair | | Economy, Markets, Role of government
Sept. 26, 2012 — Last week, Ed Whitacre, former chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that, “The Treasury Department should sell every last...view
Original Reporting | | Markets, Taxes
July 30, 2012 — Concerns about the market-destabilizing effect of speculative, “high-frequency” trading, along with a desire to generate more revenue for governmental programs from...view
Commentary | | Markets
 From the lead article in the business section of the May 7, 2012 edition of The New York Times: “Markets will not attack France right away,” said Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, a research...view
Original Reporting | | Budget deficit, Markets
May 11, 2011 — Despite frequent shorthand in the press that conflates the interests of bond investors and the public (or associates bond investors with the value of “prudence”), it...view
Original Reporting | | Budget deficit, Markets
May 4, 2011 — In 1993, as the newly inaugurated Clinton Administration worried that rising interest rates could hamper the President’s plan to stimulate the economy, Clinton adviser James...view
Original Reporting | | Markets, Regulation
April 20, 2011 — In the fallout from the financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission has frequently been criticized for its failure to take on some of the country’s largest...view
Original Reporting | | Markets, Politics
January 25, 2011 — Last week’s proposal from a group of Republicans in the House of Representatives to slash federal spending by more than $2 trillion over 10 years includes a proposal to...view
Interviews | | Economy, Markets, Politics
December 21, 2010 — Updated with parts 4 and 5 of the interview. Jacob Hacker is co-author of the recently published "Winner-Take-All Politics." Remapping Debate sat down with him to...view
Commentary | | Markets
October 19, 2010 — Everywhere one turns, one reads about the need to reassure markets. On Saturday, for example, Dow Jones Newswires ran a brief story about the cost of insuring U.S. Treasury...view