Sorry, Tea Partiers -- taxation isn't the source of America's ills, and your income has more to do with dumb luck than hard work.
It's time for a rebirth of the world's top financial institutions.
In the developed world, high-tech personal IDs are the stuff of Orwellian dystopia. But for everyone else, they could be a path to a happier, healthier, less precarious life.
When Beijing counts hydropower as "green energy," it's doing the environment -- and its economy -- no favor.
How did a Wall Street buzzword coined by Goldman Sachs become a powerful new bloc in world affairs?
From Minsk to Cairo, the nonviolent democratic uprisings of the past decade have been influenced by the tactics and imagery of Serbia's 2000 Bulldozer Revolution.
It was striking workers that first inspired the Egyptian uprising. And they're still at it.
How a naval confrontation in the South China Sea created a global investment bubble -- and cost me half my life savings.
Financial access is key to helping the world's poor -- and tech-savvy big banks, not microcreditors, are our best hope for providing it.
Dick Beason takes issue with Clyde Prestowitz's argument that government action, not free markets, beat the Japanese juggernaut.
For every totally out-of-the-blue crisis that seizes the international agenda, there are some that everyone should have seen coming. Here are five foreign-policy stories to watch in 2011.
European leaders need to stop whinging and start solving their debt crisis for real.
Global Thinker No. 26 Raghuram Rajan's look at the fissures that brought about the global financial crisis -- and which are still at work today.
From the new afterword to Andrew Ross Sorkin's classic tale of the financial crisis, recommended by several FP Global Thinkers: Have we learned anything from our failures?
The G-20 summit failed to solve the international currency war -- and it may soon be escalating.
The Federal Reserve just announced that it would buy $600 billion in government bonds over the next eight months. Some say it isn't enough, others say it could ruin the world's financial system, and the Fed says it's just right.
Argentina's high-stakes former president Nestor Kirchner will continue to be larger than life, even in death.
As the G-20 finance ministers gather in South Korea, trade is returning but currency wars are brewing. Can they agree to cooperate before protectionist urges tear them apart?