The president is starting a trade war against China at the same time that he's starting one against the countries we would need to help us against China.
Europe still has 8.5 percent unemployment and sub-2 percent inflation. Why is its central bank getting ready to do less?
We all owe George Lucas an apology.
In the past six or seven years, Spain's economy has grown so fast that its GDP per working-age adult, which adjusts for the graying of its population, is 3.3 percent above its pre-economic-crisis peak, while Italy's is 5.5 percent below its peak.
It's the biggest economic mystery there is right now.
If Japan lost a decade economically, it has found it now. Whether we're talking about robots or smartphones, Japan is where the future happens first.
If Italy defaults, the reverberations could drag down banks and economies across the rest of the euro zone -- potentially pushing others out, too.
The lesson for every aspiring authoritarian is that you might be able to throw journalists and professors and opposition leaders in jail, but the bond market is a little bit harder to restrain.
Italy really might blow up Europe's 20-year experiment with sharing a currency.
Something’s out of whack when Jimmy John’s sandwich chain makes its workers promise not to go to any competitor for at least two years.