Financial crisis

Argument

Europe's Facebook Fascists

Populist parties are sweeping the continent -- and Facebook. It's time we took them seriously.

Jamie Bartlett |

Argument

Deal Breaker

How badly did Europe just bungle its best shot yet at avoiding economic catastrophe?

Mohamed El-Erian |

Dispatch

Austerity Bites

Parliament may claim that austerity has saved the country from a certain trip to Hades, but average Greeks would almost rather just go down in flames.

Joanna Kakissis, Nikolas Leontopoulos |

Feature

The Perils of Loose Living

For decades, Americans have looked to monetary policy as an engine of economic growth -- and suffered the dire consequences.

Heleen Mees |

Feature

Cashing Out

America's status as the world's banker has shielded it from harsh economic realities for more than half a century. Not anymore.

Fan Gang |

Dispatch

'Maybe We Are Ruining the World'

An elegy for the Greece of my Uncle Thanassis, a Greece I only barely knew.

Joanna Kakissis |

Slide Show

From Berlin to Athens

As Greece's debt crisis continues to spiral downward, the leaders of Germany and Greece grapple with restive publics and the massive task of restoring the eurozone.

Kedar Pavgi |

The Optimist

Pennies from Heaven

Is God to blame for the global market meltdown?

Charles Kenny |

The Optimist

The Myth of the Middle Class

The world's most pandered-to demographic is no more economically productive or civic-minded than anyone else.

Charles Kenny |

Deep Dive

The Icarus Zone

Never before has a monetary union been so full of anticipation and hype. Should we have known that the euro would buckle?

David Marsh |

Deep Dive

An Exorbitant Burden

Why keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency is a massive drag on the struggling U.S. economy.

Michael Pettis |

Deep Dive

The New Triumvirate

Sayonara yen. By 2025, the renminbi, dollar, and euro will control the international currency system.

Mansoor Dailami |

Deep Dive

The Buck Stays Here

Why the dollar isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Daniel W. Drezner |

Deep Dive

Dreaming of SDRs

Why the IMF's long dreamed-of Special Drawing Rights will always be the currency of the future.

David Bosco |

Deep Dive

The Multilateral Vacuum

If Washington can't get the Chinese to revalue their currency, can international institutions be of any help?

Phil Levy |

Argument

Crisis Convergence

Why the global economic crash, the rise of the Tea Party, the Arab Spring, and China’s coming fall are all connected.

George Magnus |

The List

The Black Hole of 9/11

As we assess the legacy of the 10th anniversary of America's seminal terrorist attack, it's worth looking at 10 events from the past decade that have actually been more important.

David J. Rothkopf |

Argument

Come Together

Leaders struggling to fix a world spiraling out of control are turning to international institutions. Are they up to the task?

David Bosco |

Feature

Life After Debt

In this month's market upheavals in the United States and Europe, we are witnessing the end of a seven-decade economic experiment. But does anyone have any clue what comes next?

James Macdonald |

Argument

Europe's Conservative Confusion

Nearly every government on the continent is center-right. So why can't they get along and figure out how to save the EU economies?

Tyson Barker |

Argument

The Euro and the Scalpel

Let's be clear: The European economies are in a life-or-death struggle. And the only smart solution now is to split the common currency in two.

Edward Hugh |

The List

Who's to Blame if We Double-Dip?

Five people, places, and things everyone's wagging their fists at as the markets crash.

Cameron Abadi |

Slide Show

Europe's Economic Meltdown: How Did We Get Here?

A look back at the missteps and bailouts, in pictures.

Cameron Abadi |

Feature

A Continent, Sinking

Europe's financial crisis is a Titanic moment, threatening to bring down not only the EU's major economies, but its political raison d'être. Is it too late to save the ship?

Steven Erlanger |

Argument

The World's Most Important Boring Man

How the economic fate of Europe, and the world, came to rest on the shoulders of an inconspicuous Italian banker.

Cameron Abadi |

In Box

Why Recessions Are Good for Freedom

Democracy is best served with a side of economic stagnation.

Charles Kenny |

Deep Dive

System Upgrade

We're saddled with a 20th Century trading system. We need new rules for tomorrow -- and we need them now.

Pascal Lamy |

Argument

Original Sin

The seeds of the euro crisis are as old as the euro itself.

Wolfgang Münchau |

Argument

Bring Back Bretton Woods

It's time for a rebirth of the world's top financial institutions.

Biagio Bossone |

Argument

An Ever Closer Union

With their currency's survival at stake, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy write a new economic script for the continent.

Barry Eichengreen |