The global tussle over oil prices The last few days have seen protests – and an angry Presidential tweet – over the price of oil. Strikes in Brazil, protests in India – all over the liquid gold. Economist Irwin Stelzer from the Hudson Institute in Washington gives us the who’s who of current oil influencers, […]
Irwin Stelzer on US attempts to regulate Facebook The international row over what Facebook does with users’ data has led to calls for tighter regulation of social media companies not just in Europe, but elsewhere too. In the US, though, regulation of the internet has traditionally been resisted, because of the right to free speech […]
US to borrow $1 trillion a year within a decade The Congressional Budget Office says that within ten years America’s debt could cost $1 trillion a year to service and be almost the size of the overall economy. Irwin Stelzer is an economist at the Hudson Institute. The BBC’s Rob Young asked him if he agrees with […]
US immigration tussle could lead to another government shutdown * Recorded before the President made his latest proposal. Another government shutdown in the US looms, as Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on immigration. We speak to US economist Irwin Stelzer from the Hudson Institute in Washington.