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Articles by Desmond Lachman
June 8, 2020 5:26 am
If Germany Won’t Help Bail Out Italy, Who Will?
The European Central Bank and the German Constitutional Court are bickering over whether or not to save Italy and Europe from financial ruin.
May 29, 2020 5:22 am
For Italy’s Sake, Put the Central Bankers in Charge
The coronavirus crisis has made clear that the European Central Bank and not the German Constitutional Court should set European monetary policy.
May 13, 2020 5:13 am
Government Debt Still Matters – Just Ask Italy
Thanks to alpine levels of public debt, Italy is on the verge of economic catastrophe.
May 1, 2020 5:27 am
How Italy Could Crash the Global Economy
It’s unstable enough to need a major bailout, and big enough to crash the Euro.
April 23, 2020 5:28 am
Forget about a V-Shaped Recovery
Massive shocks to the global economy and financial markets portend a slow, difficult recovery from the coronavirus recession.
April 15, 2020 5:48 am
How the IMF Can Help Cushion the Coronavirus Depression… Or Make It Worse
If the IMF is going to save teetering economies from collapse, it can’t afford to repeat past mistakes.
April 3, 2020 5:19 am
Don’t Bank on a Quick Economic Recovery
America won’t be able to pull itself out of the coming recession easily, and we can’t do it alone.
March 27, 2020 5:22 am
Europe Needs to Wake Up and Smell the COVID
While the pandemic has hit Europe particularly hard, economic policymakers on the continent have been slow to respond.
March 17, 2020 5:31 am
The Coming Coronavirus Recession Calls for “Helicopter Money”
Faced with a new kind of economic downturn, an old idea of Milton Friedman’s could ensure the slump is short and shallow.
March 12, 2020 5:14 am
Will the Coronavirus Kill Trump’s Reelection Campaign?
If the virus causes a global economic downturn, the president will lose his proudest accomplishment.