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George Soros: What if the world isn't worth saving?

Apr 12, 2011
In historic Bretton Woods, N.H., the world's financial rock stars gathered once again to save the world. Only this time, they wonder if it's all worth it.

U.S. borrowing inches toward debt ceiling

Apr 11, 2011
Just days after a deal to cut $38 billion in federal spending averted a government shutdown, politicians gear up for the next battle:to raise or not to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

The Debt Ceiling: Inching Toward Trouble

Apr 11, 2011
Just days after a deal to cut $38 billion in federal spending averted a government shutdown, politicians gear up for the next battle: to raise or...
Posted In: economy 4.0

At the New Bretton Woods, Sustainability is Inheritance

Apr 10, 2011
At a new Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire, I came across a new definition of sustainability. Typically the term sustainability is unders...
Posted In: Bretton Woods, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, sustainability

Bretton Woods Examines Global Financial Policy

Apr 8, 2011
After World War II, Bretton Woods, NH hosted that era's top economists, who hoped to rebuild a world financial system in tatters. Now, Bretton...
Posted In: economy 4.0

A Bretton Woods Conference for the Economy of the Future

Apr 8, 2011
For the next three days, David Brancaccio and I are in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire with some high IQ folks who are looking at ways to make the...
Posted In: Bretton Woods, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Gordon Brown, Institute for New Economic Thinking, joseph stiglitz, Larry Summers, Paul Volcker, Robert Johnson

U.K. launches new survey on British happiness

Apr 5, 2011
The new survey on social "well-being" will give economists -- and voters -- a new tool for judging their leaders.

Happiness is just a smartphone app away

Apr 5, 2011
The Mappiness app is charting British happiness -- and unhappiness -- in real time.

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