LIVE STREAM At 5:30pm EST: Martin Wolf on The Bad, the bad, and the Ugly Economic Choices Ahead


Financial Times Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator Martin Wolf will discuss the state of the global economy this evening at 5:30 pm EST at the New America Foundation.
Wolf is perhaps the most prescient, insightful economic commentator in the world today – and is an indispensable resource for those of us trying to keep up with the rapid pace of economic events.
Appearing at a New America Foundation economic policy forum last summer called, “What Will Replace the American Consumer?,” Wolf began his remarks by dryly noting that the answer to that question was, simply, “Nothing.”
Events unfortunately appear to be proving Wolf correct, and we hope you will join us for what should be an equally candid discussion about the tough economic choices ahead for the United States and just about everyone else.
TWN Publisher Steve Clemons will moderate today’s event, which will stream live here at The Washington Note.
— Ben Katcher


9 comments on “LIVE STREAM At 5:30pm EST: Martin Wolf on The Bad, the bad, and the Ugly Economic Choices Ahead

  1. Bart says:

    Speaking of pigs, our latest financial reform bill looks like lipstick for same.


  2. Paul Norheim says:

    I recall a somewhat absurd exchange a couple of months ago
    between you and Dan Kervick, regarding Michael Moore’s
    criticism of America. Both of you agreed that his looks were not
    up to his criticism.
    Didn’t comment on that then. Would it be very self serving of me
    if I mention this now?
    Second question: Do you think Michael Moore should have shut
    up, waiting for a more handsome guy to criticize the aspects of
    American society that worried M. Moore?


  3. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Paul, sometimes your supercilious attempts to place yourself on a high moral plateau are extremely self serving.
    Roscoe’s unfortunate observation kinda falls into the category of “eye of the beholder”. If I had to categorize the good Mr. Wolf’s appearance, I doubt I would tap the animal world in my search for a likeness. A certain confection comes to mind, as does a pillow.
    And I’m sure, should my face become on exhibition here, someone would undoubtedly perceive a likeness to a personage, thing, or animal. Perhaps Adonis, or maybe Thor. As far as animals go, I have been told I have the regal bearing of a lion, the intellectual accuity of a fox, and movement that rivals that of a gazelle. And an objects?? Of course, I can claim no disappointment that my lines are as exquisite, (albiet vintage), as those of an XKE convertible.
    And as far as Desotos go, its ’53, or nuthin’. David’s old boss need not worry about the current ongoing worldwide boycott.


  4. Paul Norheim says:

    I just realized that when POA reads my last remark around 10
    PM Bakersfield time, I’m afraid he won’t be able to resist the
    temptation to comment on the couple of Hillary photos
    With every remark one makes, there is always a risk of collateral
    POA, why don’t you instead pick up David’s invitation to discuss
    ’53/54 Desoto’s instead?
    The link is right here:


  5. Paul Norheim says:

    Sorry Roscoe,
    For a while I’ve been under the impression that this is a foreign
    policy blog, not a beauty contest blog. Now, if you look at the
    dozen other faces in the color photographs displayed on this
    blog, do you have other “appropriate” animal comparisons you
    would like to share with us? What’s your take on Hamid Karzai’s
    nose and Noam Chomsky’s ears, for example?


  6. Paul Norheim says:

    Methinks Roscoe just made a fool of himself.


  7. JohnH says:

    A large part of the failing global model is that the rule of law is being increasingly subverted by a few extraordinarily wealthy, powerful entities and oligopolies–the US government, Big Defense, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Wall Street.


  8. David says:

    Becoming harder and harder for me to think that we are operating under anything but a failed, now global economic model. Not sure the answer, but what we are doing now just ain’t working, and least not for our species and those species vulnerable to consequences of our mistakes. They came for the rain forests, they came for the wetlands, and now they’ve come for the Gulf of Mexico. And who did we villify along the way: the treehuggers. We are an inadequately evolved species.


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