Dancing Around the Fiscal Cliff
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
The Legatum Institute's Dalibor Rohac says US budget talks and piecemeal efforts to address the EU crisis all ignore the key issue: What goods and services can government effectively provide (International Herald Tribune).
The 20th-Century Idea Warriors
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Free-marketeers weren't always a unified bloc. Milton Friedman and William F. Buckley were ski buddies, but Friedrich Hayek refused to blurb Buckley's first book. Dalibor Rohac reviews Angus Burgin's The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression (Wall Street Journal)
In Syria, Assad Crosses the Red Lines
Thursday, 4 October 2012
In her Washington Post column, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, says the Syrian President is deliberately defying the West.
Economic Transitions: Learning from Central Europe
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Many of the challenges facing the Arab world today are not that different from those facing Eastern Europe twenty years ago, writes Dalibor Rohac for Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
Ghosts of the Past
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
A new survey published in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily showed that 63 per cent of Germans were more concerned about inflation than any other national issue or threat. In a discussion with Radio 4's Today programme, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, shares her views on what causes such preoccupations and psychoses among a nation's citizens.
"If you treasure something, you should measure it"
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Gus O'Donnell, former UK Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the Legatum Institute's 'Commission on Wellbeing Policy', appeared on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves programme to discuss the value of happiness as a measure of our quality of life and overall prosperity.
Greece’s Political Crisis Persists
Friday, 29 June 2012
In the Washington Post, Anne Applebaum argues that Greek politics will be chronically unstable until the Greeks are persuaded that there are no good alternatives to austerity.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
In City Journal, Dalibor Rohac and Hemal Shah, researchers at the Legatum Institute in London, investigate the unreasonable economics of the London Olympics.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Transparency Only the First Step to Fixing Finance
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
In US News & World Report, Robert Hahn and Peter Passell believe transparency in the financial sector could certainly help the world economy prosper—but is it enough?
Dances with Thieves
Thursday, 12 January 2012
From the debut edition of 'Democracy Lab', the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum
, argues that if the West is really serious about combating corruption in the rest of the world, it can start by cleaning up its own act.