Five Questions for the Presidential Candidates that Re-link Economics with Foreign Policy

One of the best pieces written by someone associated with either presidential campaign that I’ve seen is Robert Zoellick’s “The Currency of Power,” which appears in Foreign Policy’s November issue. In it, he bemoans the disconnection of economics from foreign policy in American thought.” He begins by quoting Australia’s foreign minister, Bob Carr, who said […]

Paul Ryan’s Nutty Views on Monetary Policy

I don’t understand why someone with such a clownish views is lauded as a policy wonk: What did Ayn Rand teach Paul Ryan about monetary policy?, by Brad Plumer: In 2005, Paul Ryan explained that he often looks to Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” as inspiration for his views on monetary policy. “I always go […]