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Zachary Karabell

Nov 11 2013

Column: Tweeting our way forward

Twitter's initial public offering last week was everything that Facebook's botched offering a year and a half ago was not: the stock was reasonably priced; management wooed investors; and the company neither promised the moon nor the stars, and was rewarded with a substantial amount of cash raised, a stock that went up more than 75 percent, and a valuation of $25 billion.

Oct 25 2013

Column: A mayor is only as good as his city

The New York City mayoral race is entering its final days, and it seems all but certain that Bill de Blasio will be the new master of City Hall. That's prompted anxiety among some in New York, best encapsulated by an ad run by Republican challenger Joseph Lhota warning that the city would revert to a 1970s crime-ridden cesspit if de Blasio is elected.

Oct 18 2013

コラム:脱「米国中心主義」のすすめ

世界経済に甚大な影響を及ぼすと懸念された米国のデフォルト(債務不履行)は土壇場で回避された。しかし、今回の米政治のドタバタ劇は、過去5年で勢いを増してきた1つの傾向に一段と拍車をかけることになった。それはつまり、米国中心の世界と決別し、新しく漠然としてはいるが、はっきりと「米国離れ」したグローバルシステムに歩を進めるというものだ。

Oct 16 2013

Column: The benefits of a ‘de-Americanized world'

This current bout of Washington inanity is approaching its denouement, but however it ends, it has accelerated a trend that has been gathering steam for at least the last five years: the move away from a Washington-centric world and towards a new, undefined, but decidedly less American global system.

Oct 04 2013

Canceling the debt ceiling apocalypse

Before we begin, let it be said that the looming possibility of the U.S.'s default on its own debt is a not-insignificant issue. Let it also be said that the U.S. government may be unwilling to pay interest on its multi-trillion dollar publicly-held debt as of mid-October, and that this carries substantial risks. And, finally, let it be said that this is something we should most definitely avoid.

Sep 27 2013

Alibaba looks West

Washington may once again be careening toward an abyss of its own making, but it is not the only story worth attending to. It makes good theater, but for now we don't know how or if it will fundamentally shape our lives.

Sep 20 2013

Column: Fed tells markets: There is no certainty

So the Federal Reserve did not taper after all, as we know from its mini-bombshell of an announcement on September 18th. Having signaled in May and June that the central bank was likely to pare back its monthly purchases of $85 billion in mortgage and treasury bonds, the bank and its chairman Ben Bernanke essentially said "Never mind," and decided that now was not the time after all.

Sep 13 2013

Column: A recovery without a home

Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the U.S. housing market is at last starting to thrive. It has, in fact, been steadily improving over the past years, and that trend has only accelerated of late. Housing is widely perceived as a key ingredient to a healthy economy, and so the revival in the housing market has been heralded as a positive step for an American system that has been sluggish at best. Similar trends in the United Kingdom and parts of the EU are greeted as positives as well.

Sep 05 2013

Obama, Syria, and the decline of the imperial presidency

In 1973, Arthur Schlesinger wrote about the tendency in American history for the president to assume sweeping powers in times of war and crisis. The balance of power established by the Constitution gets upended; Congress and the courts take a back seat; and the executive makes decisions about life and death largely unchecked. He called this "the imperial presidency." Today, with President Obama turning to Congress to endorse a military strike on Syria, the imperial presidency is beginning to wane.

Aug 31 2013

コラム:新興国衰退論めぐる帝国主義的発想

新興国にとって、今年の8月はこれまでになく強い逆風が吹いた1カ月となった。エジプトの政治的・経済的混乱は言うまでもなく、ペルーや中国の景気減速、ブラジルやトルコの抗議デモに関する報道などが多く目についた。

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