Recent Topics on the Web*

2014:

July 3: Samuelson in Washington Post on history of contention in American politics.

April 20: Bill Moyers and Paul Krugman in Truthout on inequality.

April 16: David Pilling in Financial Times on lunch with Jagdish Bhagwati. Also in Proquest

2013:

May 23: David Wessell in Wall Street Journal on currency wars. Also in Proquest

Apr 2: Bhagwati & Narlikar in Prospect on outsourcing to weak labor and environmental standards.

2012:

Oct 22: Subramanian & Kessler in Financial Times on China-currency bloc. Also in Proquest

Oct 18: Robert Shrimsley in Financial Times on multinational tax avoidance (Starbucks). Also via Proquest

May 3: Robert Samuelson in Washington Post on whether speculators cause oil prices.

Apr 18: Aggarwal & Weber in HBR Blog Network on New New International Economic Order.

Mar 19: Robert Samuelson in Washington Post on causes of the great recession.

Feb 4: Christina Romer in New York Times on manufacturing. Also via Infotrac

Jan 29: Friedman in New York Times on outsourcing. Also via Infotrac

2011:

Sep 27: Lahard in Wall Street Journal on Autor, Hanson, & Dorn study of effects of US imports from China. Also via Proquest

Sep 3: Interview with former Nestle CEO in Wall Street Journal on the biofuels and other bad ideas. Also via Proquest

Aug 13: Buttonwood in Economist on the floating exchange rates since 1971. Also via Proquest

Aug 6: Economist in "Economics Focus" on the increased importance of emerging markets. Also via Proquest

Aug 6: David Wessel in Wall Street Journal on the liquidity trap. Also via Proquest

Jul 13: Alan Beattie in Financial Times on labor impacts of trade. Also via Proquest

Jul 11: Robert Samuelson in Washington Post on the US budget.

Jun 9: Slaughter and Lawrence in New York Times on replacing TAA with a broader program. Also via NewsBank

Apr 9: Virginia Postrel in Wall Street Journal on what it would be like without trade. Also via Proquest

Feb 20: Robert Frank in New York Times taxing negative externalities. Also via NewsBank

2010:

Sep 22: David Leonhardt in New York Times on the China currency and trade imbalance. Also via NewsBank

Sep 14: David Brooks in New York Times on limited government. Also via NewsBank

May 22: Matt Ridley in Wall Street Journal on how trade fosters invention and set man apart from other creatures. Also via Proquest

February 15: Paul Krugman in New York Times on the euro. Also via NewsBank

January 14: David Brooks in New York times on fighting poverty. Also via NewsBank

January 1: David Brooks in New York times on the our response to attempted terror attack. Also via NewsBank

2009:

September 23: George F. Will in Washington Post on the tariff on Chinese tires.

June 2: David Brooks in New York Times on GM. Also via NewsBank

May 14: David Wessel in Wall Street Journal on decline in global trade. Also via Proquest

January 27: Javier Blas in Financial Times on countries turning to barter. Also via Proquest

January 14: Nicholas Kristof in New York Times on sweatshops. Also via NewsBank

January 12: Bob Davis in Wall Street Journal on rising protectionism. Also via Proquest

2008:

August 15: Paul Krugman in New York Times on the possible demise of globalization.

July 30: Daniel Ikenson in Wall Street Journal on trade facilitation.

May 7: Claude Barfield in The American on the sudden modification (demise?) of Fast Track.

Found 5/5/08: Judith Dean on being a Christian Economist. (Dated 1997, revised 2002.)

2007:

Oct 4: Buttonwood in Economist on stock markets as long term investments, US and elsewhere.

Sep 29: Ronald Bailey in WSJ on World Bank research on Intangible Wealth. Also via Proquest

Aug 23: Gary Rivlin in NYT on the WTO case against the US on internet gambling. Also via NewsBank

2006:

Nov 15: William Easterly in WSJ on Jeff Sachs. Nov 10: Thomas Friedman on US-China economic relations. NewsBank

Oct 19: The Economist on pros and cons of economic sanctions. Proquest

Oct 3: Joe Stiglitz in New York Times on fixing the global economy. NewsBank

Sep 14: Pam Woodall in Economist on the world economy (survey).

Sep 6: Martin Wolf in Fianncial Times on globalization's gains and losers. Proquest

Sep 6: Alan Beattie in Fianncial Times on border security speeding up trade. Proquest

Aug 9: Christopher Conkey in Wall Street Journal on consumer choice of labor location. Proquest

Jun 6: Nicholas Kristof in New York Times on sweatshops. NewsBank

2005:

Nov 16: Beattie and Williams in Financial times on whether Doha is the "Last Round." (Proquest)

Nov 15: Bhagwati in Financial times on Doha Deadlock. (Proquest)

Oct 3: Wonacott aned King in Wall Street Journal on China's "clout" in trade. (Proquest)

Aug 11: David Wessel in Wall Street Journal on wage insurance. (Proquest)

Apr 27: Robert Samuelson in Washington Post on Bernanke's "Savings Glut."

2004:

Aug 26: Garrison Keillor in In These Times on Republicans.

May 29: David Brooks in the New York Times on political polarization and segregation.

May 10: Kurt Vonnegut in the In These Times on humanity, etc.

April 12: Noam Schreiber in the New Republic on Greg Mankiw and politics.

April 3: Nicholas D. Kristof in New York Times on child labor. NYT for $2.95 | Proquest

March 20: Economics Focus in the Economist on increased macroeconomic stability.

January 28: Eduardo Porter on Fed policy and politics in New York Times.

*These are things that I have read recently and found interesting and/or enjoyable. Most of them, but not all, relate to the major economic topics that I am usually teaching: international economics and macroeconomics.