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  • China's New Leaders Worry About Entitlements, Too Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    The Economic Indicators That Matter to China’s Next Premier

    As Washington scrambles to avoid the "fiscal cliff," some leaders of China are committed to never allowing their country to fall into the same financial trap.

  • The Free Market Cure Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:56 PM ET
    The Free Market Cure

    Is free market capitalism the best path to prosperity? John Allison, CATO president & CEO, weighs in.

  • Avoiding a Lost Decade Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
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    As the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank meet in Tokyo, Moorad Choudhry, treasurer of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s corporate banking division, warns that Europe and the U.S. must avoid replicating Japan’s “Lost Decade.”

  • Free to Choose: In Defense of the Free Market Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 5:07 AM ET
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    Professor Moorad Choudhry outlines his ultimate rationale for persisting with the free market approach.

  • Does Capitalism Need to Be More Marxist to Survive? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Karl Marx. Around 1880.

    Capitalism has generally come to be seen as diametrically (and dialectically) opposed to Marxism. The truth, as ever, is rather more complex, writes Paul Gambles Managing Partner, MBMG International.

  • Munger, Buffett on 2012 Election Monday, 7 May 2012 | 8:55 AM ET
    Munger, Buffett on 2012 Election

    Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, and Warren Buffett offer perspective on U.S. politics. "The current economic situation likely points to a close presidential election," Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Omaha Gears Up for Berkshire Hathaway Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:15 AM ET
    Omaha Gears Up for Berkshire Hathaway

    Omaha is getting ready for Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting. CNBC's Becky Quick spoke with Berkshire's Warren Buffett.

  • Ask Warren Buffett | The Transcript Part 8

    Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, February 27, 2012, for his annual "Ask Warren" three-hour marathon. This is the last part of a transcript of his comments.

  • Ask Warren Buffett | The Transcript Part 7

    Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, February 27, 2012, for his annual "Ask Warren" three-hour marathon. This is part seven of a transcript of his comments.

  • Ask Warren Buffett | The Transcript Part 6

    Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, February 27, 2012, for his annual "Ask Warren" three-hour marathon. This is part six of a transcript of his comments.

  • Ask Warren Buffett | The Transcript Part 5

    Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, February 27, 2012, for his annual "Ask Warren" three-hour marathon. This is part five of a transcript of his comments.

  • Capitalism Evolving in Emerging Markets? Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 6:43 AM ET
    Capitalism Evolving in Emerging Markets?

    A look at how capitalism is evolving across the globe, particularly in emerging markets, with Chris Meyer, Editor, Harvard Business Review.

  • Police Clear ‘Occupy’ Washington, DC, Protest Site Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | 6:42 PM ET
    A member of Occupy DC is removed by US Park Police after refusing to leave a circle within McPherson Square February 4, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    New York police and sanitation workers cleared Zuccotti Park, where protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camped for nearly two months, in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

  • Banks Set to Double Crisis Loans From ECB Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 1:48 AM ET
    A Euro sign sculpture stands in front of the European Central Bank's (ECB) headquarters.

    European banks are preparing to tap the European Central Bank’s emergency funding scheme for up to twice as much as the ECB supplied in its debut 489 billion euro auction last month, providing further evidence of the sector’s liquidity squeeze. The Financial Times reports.

  • Greenspan: Battle for Capitalism 'Far From Won' Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:53 AM ET
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  • Seven Ways to Fix the System’s Flaws Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:53 AM ET
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    Three years ago, when the worst financial and economic crisis since the 1930s gripped the global economy, the Financial Times published a series on “the future of capitalism”. Now, after a feeble recovery in the high-income countries, it has run a series on “capitalism in crisis”. Things seem to be worse, the Financial Times reports.

  • Is Capitalism Broken? Larry Summers Explains Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 2:55 PM ET
    Is Capitalism Broken? Larry Summers Explains

    Larry Summers, Harvard University professor and former Treasury Secretary, wrote in an Op-Ed in the Financial Times that America's current woes call for "smart reinvention not destruction."

  • Occupy Protesters Seek to Shut West Coast Ports Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 7:53 AM ET
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    Anti-Wall Street protesters up and down the West Coast are joining an effort to blockade some of the nation's busiest ports from Anchorage to San Diego.

  • NYPD Clears Zuccotti Park, Dumps Protesters' Tents Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 7:10 AM ET
    Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 4, 2011.

    New York police and sanitation workers cleared Zuccotti Park, where protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camped for nearly two months, in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

  • Don't Blame Capitalism - Blame Selfish Prats Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Student demonstrators carry banners as they march against cuts in tuition funding in London on November 9, 2011. Thousands of students headed to London on November 9 to march against cuts to higher education funding, as a huge police operation sought to head off any repeat of violent protests one year ago.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    If we’re not to blame capitalism for the current wave of dissatisfaction, who are we to blame? Selfish prats. They can be found across the political spectrum and in all socio-economic groups. They make poor decisions and screw stuff up for everyone else.