Business

Interview

'There's No Such Thing as a Failed State'

The father of emerging markets says we shouldn't give up on the world's Somalias and Zimbabwes.

Blake Hounshell |

In Box

In Search of Mickey Li's

Why doesn't China have its own fast-food mega-chain?

Paul French |

In Box

Fast-Food Nations

Six regional chains that are learning to compete with U.S. fast-food giants.

Joshua E. Keating |

Letters

Hold That Prize!

Walmart might be saving millions of people money, but it still doesn't pay its employees a living wage. 

Peter Sullivan |

Gordon Adams

U.S. Defense Industry Flees the Country

In search of greener pastures, Lockheed and friends venture abroad. But competition is stiff.

Gordon Adams |

In Box

After Bernanke

Yes, he saved the global economy. But will he leave behind a ticking time bomb?

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Daniel Altman

The Case Against Socially Responsible Business

Want companies to invest in a better future for society? Keep them focused on their bottom lines.

Daniel Altman |

Daniel Altman

Have It Your Way

Yes, the U.S. health-care system is plagued by distorted prices and incentives. But American consumers are part of the problem.

Daniel Altman |

The List

Myanmar's Moment?

Eight reasons to be optimistic about Southeast Asia's rising tiger. 

Heang Chhor |

Argument

Prepare to Start Making Things Again

Why America's natural gas boom is good news for U.S. manufacturing and bad news for China.

Charles R. Morris |

Argument

No More Doing Business As Usual

Why World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is right to subject the Bank’s global business report to fresh scrutiny.

Christina Chang |

Gordon Adams

High Stakes and the Sequester Squeeze

When defense budgets get tight, politics can get a little complicated.

Gordon Adams |

Feature

Soft (Drink) Power

The head of the world's most global beverage company on climate change, power in the post-crisis era, and how Coke's secret formula stays safe from hackers.

Ian Bremmer |

The Optimist

Give Sam Walton the Nobel Prize

Why Walmart may have done more for the poor than any business in American history.

Charles Kenny |

Slide Show

The World's Most Controversial Walmarts

The big box behemoth might be a global force for good, but expansion doesn't make everyone happy.

Colin Daileda |

By Other Means

Should You Go to Law School?

The good, the bad, and the ugly about getting a J.D.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Kowtow Now

Why foreign companies need to swallow their pride and get used to apologizing to China.

David Wolf |

Argument

Metro Diplomacy

The State Department is engaging the world’s growing cities like never before. A top U.S. diplomat explains why.

Robert D. Hormats |

Argument

The Final Frontier

For savvy investors looking to diversify their portfolios, there’s only one place left to go: sub-Saharan Africa.

Todd Moss |

Argument

The Great Cyberscare

Why the Pentagon is razzmatazzing you about those big bad Chinese hackers.

Thomas Rid |

Argument

Gray Matter

How to fight Chinese cyber attacks without starting a cold war.

Joel Brenner |

Argument

Inside the Black Box

How the NSA is helping companies fight back against Chinese hackers.

Marc Ambinder |

In Box

Frontier Markets: A Short History

How second-generation emerging markets became today's hottest investment story.

Ty McCormick |

Daniel Altman

The Chinese Union

Could China and Hong Kong create a common currency?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

India's Missing Ingredients

Indian growth is slowing. But there are two key reforms that will help.

Hemal Shah |

Christian Caryl

What I Learned from Gerard Depardieu

The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Greek Depression

Think Greece's failing economy has been saved from the abyss? Think again.

John Sfakianakis |

Rebuttal

Poor Choice

The International Finance Corporation responds to Cheryl Strauss Einhorn's investigation into the World Bank's investment arm.

Bruce Moats |

Investigation

Can You Fight Poverty With a Five-Star Hotel?

The story of how the World Bank's investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world's poorest places.

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn |