What It Will Take to Stop Globalization
Some economists fear Donald Trump will trigger a global trade war, threatening the world’s interconnectedness and making it poorer. But Justin Fox says there’s a less risky alternative for trade-wary politicians.
How Trump Could Spell Trouble for the Fed
Also looking toward 2017, Narayana Kocherlakota warns that the new president could pose a threat to the central bank’s independence.
The Heart of the U.S. Economy Is Weaker Than It Looks
Without higher birth rates, new immigrants, more startups and increased infrastructure spending, economic growth will continue to lag. Noah Smith isn’t optimistic.
Prediction Markets Didn’t Call Trump’s Win, Either
They’re often touted as more reliable than polls, but betting markets were also caught off guard by this year’s election. Scott Duke Kominers has a theory why.
Why Vladimir Putin Sacrificed His Economy Minister
- At long last: The earnings recession is finally over (Wall Street Journal)
- As markets waver, the rich park money in luxury homes (New York Times)
- The Canadian model to getting very, very fully funded (Chief Investment Officer)
(Read Barry Ritholtz’s full daily news roundup.)
- China’s generals won't back OPEC forever
- Retailers can’t blame consumers anymore
- Facebook needs real resolve for the fake-news crisis
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