Great Debate©: Which Presidential Ticket Deserves to Lose?

Introduction Written by John Lounsbury The following two essays are written from the point of view of which presidential ticket is more deserving to win, based on the facts of what they have done, what they have failed to do and what they promise to do over the next four years.  Guest author Bob Deitrick …

The Great Debate©: Are There Really Any Choices for the Euro?

by Elliott Morss Editor’s introduction:  The two sides of this debate are joined by Anders Åslund and Elliott Morss.   Åslund has published a paper at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in which he thoroughly documents why he thinks there are two possible choices for the eurozone.  The editor will briefly summarize Åslund’s paper and …

The Great Debate©: Is More Financial Regulation Needed?

The debate is started by a Wall Street Journal column written by Wendy Long, Republican/Conservative Candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York.  The reply is by William K. Black, a frequent contributor to Global Economic Intersection. A Smarter Approach to New York’s Banks by Wendy Long Since the financial crisis began in 2008, four …

The Great Debate©: Is Ryan a Good VP Choice?

Written by John Lounsbury and Fabius Maximus The Support for Paul Ryan by John Lounsbury As editor of GEI I do not want to make this part of the debate about my political ideas and preferences. Therefore this side of the argument is a collection of material that is fully in support of Mitt Romney’s …

The Great Debate©: Who Saw it Coming? (Part 2)

by L. Randall Wray, New Economic Perspectives Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the discussion posted earlier, The Great Debate©:  Who Saw It Coming? A focal point of that discussion was Hyman Minsky who formulated theories about instability in economic systems.  This essay adds to the debate and comes from one who studied for …