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  • Seven Things You Should Know About the Art Market

    Recently, I wrote a newsletter about my views of the art market. Specifically, I addressed why, in my view, art had finally come into it’s own as a true asset class. (I compiled a list of a dozen reasons why I believe that is so: If you are interested in reading that piece, you can [...]

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  • Why Art Is an Asset Class

    Davos was crowded with the usual representatives of the top 1%: CEOs, technologists, representatives from the major banks, and the occasional head of state. This year, there were discussions about the ECB's quantitative easing program, which was announced during the conference, and the Swiss National Bank's recent decision to  remove its peg on the Swiss [...]

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  • Independence Movements: Europe’s Paradox

    In its early days, the Eurozone was seen as a powerful competitor to the United States for economic dominance—perhaps especially to American tourists attempting to navigate unfavorable exchange rates during the early 2000s. Real tests of strength, however, come at times of crisis. As the Eurozone stumbles out of the turmoil brought about by the [...]

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  • 9 Ways the Eurozone is More Fragile than the US

    My remarks proved as prophetic as I'd feared. The crisis I predicted then is still casting shockwaves through the world economy, and may do so for generations to come. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that year, I said that imbalances in the Eurozone would come to a climax — which might lead [...]

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  • Rise of the Machines: Downfall of the Economy?

    The party was packed with the usual collection of highly polished New York media and business types. (The entertainment highlight of the night for me was a charming duet by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.) It was a great honor to be asked by Bloomberg and BusinessWeek to give an official toast during the event, [...]

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  • Russia: 21st Century Empire?

    During the last year, the conflict in Ukraine has come perilously close to a state of full-blown though undeclared war. Looking back over the past 12 months, we’ve seen a seismic shift in the political makeup of the region. Russia has effectively annexed the Crimean Peninsula, which includes the city of Sevastopol, home of the [...]

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  • China Rising

    As the most populous nation on earth, and the world’s second-largest economy, China is increasingly becoming both a concern and an opportunity for investors. (As an example of China’s influence on the global economy, a recent analysis by The Economist tied more than 10% of American multinational corporate revenue to China.) A 4,000-year-old culture has [...]

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  • Monetary Policy—An Introduction

    Ash: To start today, let’s discuss why you think monetary policy is so important to individuals? It’s a topic that’s often talked about, but in the context of banks and corporations—not individuals—and usually with a lot of academic jargon. Nouriel: In the most fundamental sense, the ultimate goal of monetary policy is to keep the [...]

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  • Globalization, Risks, and the Social Safety Net

    In fact, it would be a fair summary of economic history to say that those nations that have opened their economies to the rest of the world have succeeded, and their populations prospered, while those nations that have failed to do so have been left behind. This is true whether one looks back over the [...]

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  • Show Me the (Big) Data!

    While I’ve never been involved in the movie business professionally, I’ve had the opportunity to play a few small roles in film. I appeared as myself in the 2010 documentary film Inside Job, about the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Inside Job premiered at the Cannes Film Festival four years ago, and it won an Academy [...]

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