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Myanmar needs inclusion before liberalization

28 August, 2015


Transitioning to a liberal market economy is fraught with dangers, and whoever wins the November elections must put inclusion before liberalization, and build capacity first before introducing major reforms.

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Forget 'Convergence' - This Is the Age of 'Divergence'

17 August, 2015


It is more likely that divergence, not convergence, will have the most profound impact on societies.

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The Futility and Immorality of Iran Sanctions

10 July, 2015


By eliminating market competition and leaving what little room there is for international trade to a very restricted list of individuals and organizations, sanctions have created huge inequalities in Iranian society. As one wealthy Iranian told me, "the sanctions make those of us who are rich even richer and those who are poor even poorer."

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