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[Matthew Lynn] Biggest financial decision in 2011 is European

What’s the biggest financial decision facing Europe in 2011? Easy. The choice of a new president of the European Central Bank. When Jean-Claude Trichet steps down from the post in October, the leadi...

Updated : 2011.01.04 17:48

[Kim Seong-kon] Our hopes in the Year of the Rabbit

The Year of the Rabbit is especially meaningful to Korean people. For example, the rabbit symbolizes the destiny of Korea located among historically aggressive countries. We believe the Korean Penins...

Updated : 2011.01.04 17:46

Overcoming year of political disappointment

The past year was one of political disappointment in Japan as the government failed to make breakthroughs in resolving crucial economic and diplomatic problems. Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the Democ...

Updated : 2011.01.03 18:16

[Jacob S. Hacker and Daniel Markovits] Giving Pledge campaign for commoners

The tax bill passed last month perpetuates the huge unfunded giveaways to the rich that have for a generation increasingly divided our nation. Rebuilding the American middle class requires tackling t...

Updated : 2011.01.03 18:16

[Joseph E. Stiglitz] Debt restructuring key to recovery

NEW YORK ― The time has come for New Year’s resolutions, a moment of reflection. When the last year hasn’t gone so well, it is a time for hope that the next year will be better. For Europe and th...

Updated : 2011.01.03 17:44

[Carl Leubsdorf] Why wait for 2011? Your future headlines today

A year ago, we predicted that Texas Gov. Rick Perry would beat Bill White for re-election and that Congress would pass President Barack Obama’s health care bill. But we failed to see that a lagging e...

Updated : 2011.01.03 17:43

[Andrew Cohen] Jury’s still out on justice in 2010

Perhaps the simplest thing to say about the law in 2010 is this: Never in America were so many judged by so few with such inconclusive results. As our population rose, and Americans filed 100 millio...

Updated : 2011.01.03 17:42

[Naomi Wolf] Keeping rape accusers anonymous is harmful to women

NEW YORK ― As Swedish prosecutors’ sex-crime allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange play out in the international media, one convention of the coverage merits serious scrutiny. We kno...

Updated : 2011.01.03 17:42

A new threat emerges from the financial chaos

An era of high inflation is coming. China has raised its interest rates for the second time since mid-October. This move has been made to counter the country’s fastest-growing inflation rate in more ...

Updated : 2011.01.02 17:42

The EPA starts to act on climate change threat

The Clean Air Act turned 40 this year, as did the Environmental Protection Agency, which was created to enforce that new law and others Congress adopted to reduce all types of pollution. But it has t...

Updated : 2011.01.02 17:42

[Zhang Monan] China needs to manage national wealth better

The global financial crisis has offered China a good opportunity to review its ability to manage its increasing national wealth. During the past three decades China has developed into the world’s la...

Updated : 2011.01.02 17:22

[DAVID IGNATIUS] Warfare and technology of the future

WASHINGTON ― A light-bulb moment for me last year was hearing a Chinese defense expert named Dingli Shen in Shanghai talk about the future of warfare. No, he wasn’t expressing a pipe dream about b...

Updated : 2011.01.02 17:21

[Ann Woolner] As in sex, WikiLeaks chief tests limits of press

For better and for worse, Julian Assange pushes limits. In his work life and his sex life, he stands at the border dividing legal conduct from criminality, though it’s not clear which side of that bo...

Updated : 2011.01.02 16:59

[Kwan Weng Kin Ozawa pulls the strings as Japan’s P.M. muddles along

Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa describes himself as a mere ippeisotsu (foot soldier) in the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), giving the innocuous term a whole new meaning. For despite what ...

Updated : 2011.01.02 16:59

[J. Bradford DeLong] A time to spend in economy of recession

BERKELEY ― The central insight of macroeconomics is a fact that was known to John Stuart Mill in the first third of the 19th century: there can be a large gap between supply and demand for pretty mu...

Updated : 2011.01.02 16:58