Clive Crook

  • Housing is still the epicenter

    In a new column for National Journal [link expires in two weeks], I argue that one of the most important gaps in the measures taken so far to revive…

  • Bernanke and the risk of deflation

    My new FT column:The Federal Reserve recently acknowledged that the risk of deflation in the US, though still small, has grown. Is policy correctly…

  • And for my next TARP...

    Call it quantitative easing with a vengeance. The Fed's new programs--$200 billion  in credit to support private purchases of securitized…

  • A bigger stimulus is right

    I find it encouraging that the Obama team is working on a much bigger fiscal stimulus than previously contemplated. I agree with Larry Summers on…

  • An apology to Deval Patrick

    As many correspondents have pointed out (some with an air of triumph that makes me question their loyalty), my column today accused Deval Patrick of…

  • Some tentative advice to Republicans

    My Monday column for the FT has some suggestions.In my view, the challenge for the party is not, as many argue, to decide whether it is a movement of…

  • Does Obama still want stronger unions?

    In a new column [link expires in a fortnight] for National Journal, I give some ground to the case for more aid for the Detroit Three. (I'll give…

  • Avoiding foreclosures

    Avoiding mortgage foreclosures ought to be a win-win proposition for the lenders and borrowers directly involved. It would also be good for the rest…

  • Another day on Wall Street

    What's another 5 percent here or there--well, 7 percent if you want to look at the S&P 500? I, for one, don't want to look. The stock market is…

  • A center-left country?

    Apparently not. The Inn Between's waitress is busy delivering the lunch special of breaded chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans to a stream of…

  • The threat of deflation

    I attended the Cato Institute's annual monetary conference. The Fed's vice-chairman, Don Kohn, gave the keynote address, and used it to emphasize…

  • Hillary Clinton as secretary of state

    I think choosing Hillary would be a mistake. Not because of Bill. The new administration can choose to use him or not, regardless. The "two for the…

  • Military intervention to promote development

    Paul Collier's well-received book, "The Bottom Billion", advocated military intervention alongside economic aid to improve security and economic…

  • An English lesson for Republicans

    A good piece by Jonathan Freedland about the years of Tory misery that followed Blair's landslide election victory in 1997, and what the Republicans…

  • China to US: New president? Big deal

    The timing of China's fiscal announcement this weekend is notable. It comes just ahead of the White House economic summit of G20 countries. As that…

  • Column: The choices that confront America

    [From Monday's FT]During the US presidential campaigning, neither candidate was about to let the financial crisis dictate a wholesale remake of his…

  • Column: What FDR can teach Obama

    [From Saturday's FT]In the US presidential election of 1932 Franklin Roosevelt's campaign song was: "Happy Days Are Here Again". He won. Four…

  • Campaigning and governing

    From tomorrow's FT:Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency will be seen as one of the most brilliantly planned and executed in the country's…

  • Three readings on the election

    The best, most thorough, and most straightforward account of how Obama did it appears, aptly enough, on the website of Reader's Digest, written by my…

  • The next president

    A remarkable moment, and a truly amazing achievement. The result was not a surprise; even so, it will take a while to sink in. The country has…

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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