SEP 16, 2017

How China Should Go Electric


With China’s decision to phase out gas- and diesel-fueled vehicles, the end is nearer for the internal combustion engine. For their nation to reap the full benefits of this revolution, Chinese leaders will need to continue to be bold.

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SEP 11, 2017

What the World Can Learn From India's Cash Experiment


Almost a year on, India's ban on large-denomination bills has been deemed a "total failure." That's not quite fair. True, the primary goal of flushing out tax cheats has been a flop. But a secondary goal -- "to move toward the cashless society," as India's finance minister put it -- still has real promise. The rest of the world, in fact, could learn a lot from this botched experiment.

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SEP 01, 2017

Getting Serious About Europe's Fiscal Future


In her re-election campaign, which seems to be going well, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has so far succeeded in avoiding controversy over a potentially divisive issue: the European Union's fiscal prospects. After the election, this question will refuse to be ignored.

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AUG 26, 2017

A Test for Trump's SEC Chief


President Donald Trump’s new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, will soon face a choice about how much transparency to require of companies that issue shares to the public. We hope he’ll come down on the side of sunshine.

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AUG 19, 2017

Cabinet Members: Don’t Quit on Trump


The exodus of chief executive officers from two of President Donald Trump’s advisory councils led him to disband the panels Wednesday. That’s no great loss: The councils mostly served political rather than policy purposes. But for those who serve in the highest ranks of government, the issue is different, and quitting is not the answer.

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