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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

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

Too Big To Fail is Too Hard To Resist

Apr 5, 2011
HBO has just released a preview for Too Big To Fail, a film based on the Andrew Ross Sorkin book of (of course) the same name....
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Erin McKean, lexicography, too big to fail

Survey: What Makes the British Happy?

Apr 5, 2011
Measuring happiness is no longer just for Bhutan; The United Kingdom is developing measures of "national well-being," and they're just finishing ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, david cameron, economy 4.0, new numbers, United Kingdom (U.K.), well being

The Fuzzy Future of Post-Fannie-Freddie Homeownership

Mar 31, 2011
If you're thinking about buying a house, thank the U.S. government in advance. They guarantee more than 96% of new mortgages -- a guarantee that ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), NYU Stern School of Business, risk retention

Video: Barry Eichengreen on the Post-Dollar World

Mar 23, 2011
As the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy rapped, it's all about the Benjamins. That's $100 bills, and there are more of them in circulation...
Posted In: Barry Eichengreen, david brancaccio, dollar, economy 4.0, Exorbitant Privilege, Oxford University Press, renminbi, reserve currency, UC Berkeley

That's a Whole Lot of Renminbi!

Mar 23, 2011
If you happened to keep an eye on the currency markets, you may have noticed that it's been a banner week for China's renminbi. The Chinese...
Posted In: China, currency, david brancaccio, dumping dollar, economy 4.0, renminbi, yuan

Tsunami-Sized Shock to Japan's Gross Domestic Product

Mar 22, 2011
Just days after the triple calamity in Japan -- from earthquake to tsunami to radiation -- I found myself at an awkward turn in a conversation. I...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Japan, New Economics Foundation, new numbers, Nic Marks, tsunami

Nuclear Numbers

Mar 16, 2011
In light of the unfolding calamity in Japan, check out these nuclear numbers as compiled over the years by the hardworking index editors at Harpe...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Harper's Magazine, Japan, nuclear

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