Clive Crook

10/09/2014 - 3:02pm

    When will central banks in the United States and Britain start raising interest rates? The question preoccupies financial markets, and much turns on the answer. What's happening in the two countries' labor markets - and what the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England think is happening - is the...

10/02/2014 - 4:11pm

    Barack Obama's address to United Nations General Assembly this week was the one of the most important speeches of his presidency. Two weeks ago I argued that, in foreign policy, the United States and the world needed a different Obama. This week, they...

09/11/2014 - 2:37pm

    The gap between the European Union's pretensions and capacities has never looked so wide. Its stagnant economy and the crisis in Ukraine point to gross failures of leadership. In both cases, Europe's de facto leader - Germany - is especially to...

08/07/2014 - 2:16pm

    Rep. Paul Ryan's discussion paper on "Expanding Opportunity in America" has much to admire. It puts attention where it belongs - on poverty and upward mobility for those at the bottom of the income distribution. It argues for an expanded earned income tax credit, the best way to reduce poverty in...

07/21/2014 - 1:37am

    Malefactors of great wealth get a lot of press these days. The poor, not so much. There might be a connection. Concentrating on the super-rich seems to divert attention from the more serious social injustice at the other end of the income scale. If you're born into a poor family in the United States, you...

06/23/2014 - 3:50pm

    As Iraq unravels, a painful truth about U.S. politics and foreign policy is becoming more evident: The United States is very good in all-or-nothing situations, but all-or-nothing situations don't often arise.

    The "war on terror" is the paradigm example...

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