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China has become the world’s leading billionaire factory, producing more new billionaires in 2014 than any other country. But the powerful billionaires who run China do not want to live there. READ MORE

March 9, 2015

You don’t have to buy the theories in Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ to use his data. And those data show that the United States has become a global model for maldistribution. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

China will continue to develop as an increasingly important player in world affairs, but the United States will remain the largest economic and political power of the twenty-first century. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

The economy is booming. So where are the jobs? The current expansion won’t last forever, and we need at least 10 million new jobs before the next recession hits. READ MORE

January 7, 2015

As America’s sanctions regimes on Iran and Cuba attest, once firmly in place American sanctions are almost impossible to remove. Unless the Ukraine crisis is revolved very soon, Russia should expect to face sanctions for decades to come. READ MORE

November 8, 2014

If Kim were to be deposed by his inner circle, what would be the implications for Korea? READ MORE

October 17, 2014

Human beings really are on course to extract all fossil fuels, wherever they are, anywhere in the world. No deposit of oil, coal or natural gas is too deep, too remote or too diffuse to keep us from getting it out of the ground and burning it. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Power in North Korea has been passed down from father to son over the last seven decades as ‘Great Leader’ Kim Il-sung was succeeded by ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong-il who begat ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong-un. As North Korea prepares to enter its eighth decade, Kim is potentially missing in action and there is no designated successor in sight. READ MORE

October 15, 2014