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A Critique of Pure Gold

With Republicans eyeing a return to the gold standard, TNI presents a piece from its archives on tea partiers looking to push the government out of the monetary-policy-making business.

Mr. Bernanke Goes to War

Finance ministers around the world are up in arms over the Fed's latest efforts to jump-start the anemic U.S. economy. The future of globalization hangs in the balance.

Grassroots Economics

The IMF has become little more than an abettor of bad policymaking. To avoid the next meltdown, the IMF must become a global advocacy group. Diplospeak is out; punchy prose and clear policy recommendations are in.

Manchurian Paradox

The America-China symbiosis cannot be overstated. Beijing’s willingness to buy U.S. debt allowed us to live on credit, while our purchase of Chinese goods propelled their meteoric rise. But as the financial markets have soured, some in the United

Frog in the Pot: Germany's Path to the Japan Syndrome

Japan's economic troubles aries from four interwoven causes, three of which are now extant in Germany--with major security implications for the United States.

Another Year of Living Dangerously?

Indonesia's crisis could cause the strategic upending of Southeast Asia. American policymakers may need to act quickly and wisely to prevent a security nightmare.


How to Go Gold

Is it time to turn back?

The Next Depression?

As the U.S. economy slows and the dollar loses value, Washington faces a tough choice: letting the market right itself or succumbing to the rising protectionist tide. Will policy makers act responsibly or try to score cheap political points?

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April 19, 2014