Economics Commentary

How the Paycheck Fairness Act Will Hurt Women

Harming merit-based pay, flexible work arrangements, 

The Arabs' 1848

Europe's century of upheaval—and the revolutions in the middle of them—offer insights into the post–Arab Spring world.

Bring China Into TPP

Beijing's participation in the landmark Asian trade talks would be good for America.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Geopolitics, Not Growth

The immediate economic benefits of the big trade deal are limited for the US. It's an investment, not a payout.

Obamacare's High Cost for Workers

Its impact on the labor market, especially for less-skilled workers, will be baleful.

It's the Geoeconomy, Stupid

America needs to get serious about trade with Europe.

Putin's Economic Weakness

Russia's energy resources are almost more of a weakness than a strength.

The Complexities of U.S. Oil Exports

They're banned—sort of. Letting them happen would be good—sort of.

Embargoes: An Effective Political Weapon?

History suggests having lots of a commodity—like Russia—doesn't translate into easy geopolitical leverage.

Ukraine and the Limits of Gas Diplomacy

Russia has demonstrated that natural gas is an unwieldy and largely ineffective weapon.

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April 16, 2014