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Niall Ferguson

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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February 20, 2012

"Iran Uses European Oil Dependence as Blackmail on Nukes"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The signs of economic recovery in the United States grow more numerous—and with them rises the probability of President Obama’s reelection. But two crises abroad threaten to rain on the American parade: the European sovereign-debt debacle and the phony war over Iran’s nuclear program. Most commentators treat these two crises as unrelated. But they are in reality two sides of the same crisis. Call it the Euranian crisis.

 

 

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February 13, 2012

"The Pessimistic Billionaire"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made a fortune as an investor. Why is he so worried about the future?

 

 

AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

February 6, 2012

"Israel’s Case for War With Iran"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

There are plenty of arguments against an Israeli attack on Iran. And all of them are bad.

 

 

AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott

January 30, 2012

"The Inequality Dodge"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The world’s bottom billion is booming. But growth abroad may increase the income gap at home?

 

 

AP Photo/ Mary Ann Chastain

January 23, 2012

"Romney Is the Technocrat Candidate, but He's Politically Clueless"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

It looks as if 2012 could be the Year of the Technocrats. The fashion didn’t really start in Athens or Rome, though it was the formation of new governments there last year that made “technocracy” a buzzword. What Lucas Papademos and Mario Monti have in common is not just that they aren’t regular party leaders with governing majorities. The real point is that they’re experts. They’ve spent their careers in lofty academic ivory towers, or in elite bureaucratic institutions like central banks or supra-national commissions, not down and dirty in the bear pit of democratic politics.

 

 

AP Photo/Wally Santana

January 16, 2012

"Rich America, Poor America"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

There are “two nations; between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws…THE RICH AND THE POOR.”

 

2011

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December 19, 2011

"Naughty Newt Gingrich"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The political establishment gives us Saint Obama and Straight Mitt—that’s why Sinner Newt is the one to beat.

 

 

December 5, 2011

"The Fed's Critics Are Wrong: We Need to Avert Depression"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Fed is working to prevent an economic calamity. Why do its critics seem eager to repeat the mistakes of 1931?

 

 

(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

November 21, 2011

"Dangers Follow From Congress's Coming Cuts to Defense Spending"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Congress is poised to slash defense spending. Great idea—as long as China remains our buddy and the Middle East embraces brotherly love.

 

 

November 15, 2011

Europe’s Disaster Is Headed Our Way

Op-Ed, Newsweek

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Why should Americans care about the economic crises in Europe, Niall Ferguson asks. "The first reason," he write, "is that, with American consumers still in the doldrums of deleveraging, the United States badly needs buoyant exports if its economy is to grow at anything other than a miserably low rate. And despite all the hype about trade with the Chinese, U.S. exports to the European Union are nearly three times larger than to China."

 

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