Clive Crook

02/11/2016 - 7:00am

    Inequality and what to do about it figure prominently in political debate in the U.S. and Europe. A clearer view of the problem and the possible remedies would be valuable -- and a new study by Alan Auerbach, Laurence Kotlikoff and Darryl Kohler helps. It shows the hazards of jumping to conclusions about inequality,...

11/26/2015 - 5:00pm

    Calling on any nation to repudiate its history is asking a lot. Asking this of the United States -- a country that is animated, more than most, by its great national myths -- may be asking the impossible.

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10/14/2015 - 3:30pm

    I can't think of a more deserving winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize for economics than Angus Deaton. Indeed the award, in my view, was seriously overdue. But it's important to understand that Deaton isn't just an outstanding social scientist by the narrow...

09/28/2015 - 6:01pm

    The Volkswagen scandal is an embarrassment of riches. Seen in isolation, it's staggering enough -- that a huge and well-respected company with a valuable reputation to protect should cheat its customers on this scale, be found out, see its value shed $22 billion,...

09/24/2015 - 1:57pm

    My Bloomberg colleague Michael McKee asked a really good question at Janet Yellen's press conference Thursday: If the Federal Open Market Committee expects below- target inflation for years, why do most its members think a rise in interest rates before the end of...

09/24/2015 - 1:24pm

    Europe could find its way to a stronger recovery and a safer monetary system -- if only it could start from somewhere else. The legacy of the recent economic crisis makes a tough problem nearly insoluble.

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