Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View. He was the Washington columnist for the Financial Times, and before that worked at The Economist for more than 20 years, including 11 years as deputy editor. Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics.
Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics.
Jim Yong Kim, the White House nominee to lead the World Bank, has been so busy meeting privately with governments that, unlike the other candidates, he hasn't been able to explain his views on development to anybody else.
I arrive in London in time for tomorrow's budget to find that private finance for public investment--roads, in this case--is back on the UK's political agenda. What does it take to put this perpetual fiscal gimmick to rest?