Debt Ceiling Showdown: Time to Look Deeper?

The latest news has muted, but falling, markets in the wake of Republican Speaker John Boehner walking out of debt-ceiling negotiations with the President.

Choice in All Things: Consumer Financial Protection as the “Plain Vanilla Approach"

“[T]here's a view that says protect consumers by limiting the choices they have.

European Financial Crisis: Battle of the Bond Rating Agencies

A shaky agreement patched up between the Greek government and the troika of international organizations, consisting of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union, may prevent Greece from defaulting on its international debts July 15.

Should We Get Rid of the International Monetary Fund?

Original source: L’Humanitétranslated by Scott Hiley Note: Round Table with Demba Moussa Dembélé, economist, Forum for African Alternatives (Senegal); Pedro Paez, president, Commission for a New Regional Financial Architecture (Ecuador); Aurélie Trouvé, co-president of Attac and candidate for IMF director.