Latest from Matt O'Brien

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.

  • Jun 21, 2018

Europe still has 8.5 percent unemployment and sub-2 percent inflation. Why is its central bank getting ready to do less?

  • Jun 14, 2018

We all owe George Lucas an apology.

  • Jun 13, 2018

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.

  • Jun 8, 2018

It's the biggest economic mystery there is right now.

  • Jun 6, 2018

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.

  • Jun 4, 2018

If Italy defaults, the reverberations could drag down banks and economies across the rest of the euro zone -- potentially pushing others out, too.

  • May 31, 2018

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.

  • May 25, 2018

Italy really might blow up Europe's 20-year experiment with sharing a currency.

  • May 23, 2018

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.

  • Oct 16, 2014
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