purchasing power

Why is China’s Economy Slowing Down?

January 29, 2014

Minqi Li: State funded expansion of infrastructure projects is creating over capacity as wages and domestic consumer demand remains low

Chinese Reforms Make Rich Even Richer

November 19, 2013

Minqi Li: Chinese Communist ‘Plenum’ meeting resulted in a promise for market reforms, including privatization and deregulation of public utility, energy and other state-owned companies.

Crisis in the Eurozone

September 30, 2013
Portugal’s Social Democratic Party had worst local election defeat in more than two decades as austerity measures continue to prove unpopular amongst its citizens

Is unemployment "natural"?

April 3, 2013
Jesse Rothstein: Low wages and lack of purchasing power the real structural problem, skills training and more education is not the critical solution

Why is Israel Undermining the Palestinian Authority?

December 24, 2012

Sher Hever: After shoring up the PA, Netanyahu now trying to push back further right parties in Israeli elections