Halt the Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

Halt the Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

The COVID-19 coronavirus looks to be entering the containment phase.¬†Americans are desperate for sensible policymakers with courage to ignore the chaos and rely on the facts. Our leaders must examine the factual data to see what has really happened, and stop emphasizing the hypothetical What If’s. Officials must combine the empirical evidence with fundamental principles […]

ECB board member’s departure highlights deep split over stimulus

ECB board member’s departure highlights deep split over stimulus

The European Central Bank lost its third German board member to resignation over policy differences in a decade Wednesday, further drawing back the veil on controversy at the top and opening a new race for the prestigious post. Sabine Lautenschlaeger, who had also served as deputy head of the ECB’s banking supervision arm, will step […]

Lagarde urges policymakers to resolve manmade economic threats

Lagarde urges policymakers to resolve manmade economic threats

Accustomed to being the first woman in influential leadership positions and speaking frankly to men in power, Christine Lagarde says manmade threats to the global economy can be “man-fixed.” Lagarde only last week left her post as head of the International Monetary Fund after eight years, the first woman to serve in that role, and […]