Articles by Philip I. Levy
The End of Comfortable Keynesianism
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
- Nobel winners Sargent and Sims taught us to set aside our old, nice, simple economic models. We need to heed that lesson today.
Free Trade’s Rude Awakening
Thursday, October 6, 2011
- The president has submitted three free trade agreements to Congress. But four years of tortuous domestic debate over the FTAs has led the world to doubt U.S. ...
Obama’s Great Buffett Confusion
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
- Warren Buffett says he is willing to pay more taxes. Here’s why that’s not relevant.
How Do Jobs Numbers Work?
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
- Here’s a rough guide to the numbers everyone is talking about.
Will Exports Save the U.S. Economy?
Monday, July 25, 2011
- With consumer confidence shaky, businesses facing much uncertainty, and government spending constrained, it is entirely reasonable to look abroad for growth. ...
The Feds as Stock Speculators
Sunday, May 15, 2011
- What the government should do with its large stock portfolio.
Who’s Stalling Whom on Trade?
Friday, March 4, 2011
- Calls for broader trade progress have been bipartisan, yet the Obama administration continues to delay free trade agreements.
Protection Rolls On
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
- President Obama remains conflicted on trade. Consider this week’s ‘victory’ over China at the World Trade Organization.
An 18-Wheel Bellwether
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
- The administration should take on labor leaders and congressional Democrats who oppose opening the border to Mexican trucking.
Will the President Confront His Base On Trade?
Thursday, March 4, 2010
- While a desire to strengthen the economy and to engage with other major nations of the world may dictate a more open trade policy, the administration is ...
The Straw Stimulus
Thursday, February 18, 2010
- This week marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s stimulus legislation. Its supporters must try harder to defend the indefensible.
Coburn vs. the Political Scientists
Friday, October 23, 2009
- It would be an enormous mistake to defund political science research.
Trade: The Unsung Hero
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
- The GDP numbers show the vital role that trade has played in countering the nation’s economic ill health.
Banking on Delusion
Saturday, June 6, 2009
- The government has just pumped into GM more than five times what the company was worth to its owners over the last decade. Will U.S. taxpayers ever get their ...
Public Outrage as a Systemic Risk
Monday, March 23, 2009
- Without bankruptcy, it is hard to avoid rewarding failure.
How to Help Detroit
Thursday, December 11, 2008
- Why declaring bankruptcy is the least bad option for the Big Three automakers.
Weak Trade Week
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
- The number of U.S. politicians willing to speak clearly and forthrightly about free trade is depressingly small.
Doing a Job on NAFTA
Thursday, March 6, 2008
- Obama’s criticism of the trade deal reflects either a willful disregard of the facts or a poor command of economics.
Meet the New Boss
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
- Robert Zoellick is off to a promising start as World Bank president, writes PHILIP I. LEVY.
Eat the Fish—Or Else!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
- Our trade debate with China has taken a turn for the absurd.
Banking on Zoellick
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
- The World Bank needs strong leadership, not timidity.