Economy and Politics Archive
When politics are sound and efficient, strong economies usually follow. But when they’re chaotic and ineffective, economic growth is constrained. Conversely, economic downturns often lead to political upheaval, while times of strong economic growth foster political stability.
For a perfect example, just consider how political incompetence factored into the global economic meltdown of 2008. And then look at the political turmoil that followed as a result. We’re still suffering the consequences. The stories below explore this complex relationship.
Though it didn’t generate much news, I want to discuss an important summit meeting that was held in Toluca, Mexico a few weeks ago. The meeting – to figure out how to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, aka…