Taiwan Needs Regional Integration

Taiwan’s demonstrators occupied its legislature on March 18 to 24 to resist a new trade bill with the mainland. And yet, Taiwan needs regional economic integration to sustain its economy. In Taiwan, the ruling Kuomintang party and its leader, Ma Ying-jeou, support the pact that would lower barriers for Taiwan and the mainland to invest […]

G-20 Meeting – Let There Be Growth!

The G-20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Sydney in February 2014 provided a convivial winter break for the global economic elite. Travellers from the Northern Hemisphere could enjoy the Southern summer. Everybody could escape domestic political traumas, spending a few days amongst peers in luxury paid for by taxpayers. They could bask in the slavish adulation […]

The Stubborn Slump in Advanced Economies: Fighting the Last War is Not a Path to Success

The following is a modified excerpt from my new book, “The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy,” which will be released for sale by the Penguin Portfolio division of Penguin Random House on September 26th. With the developed world economies still unable to escape from a condition of persistent economic […]